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I'd certainly like to see what has emanated. Secretaries of State are obviously extremely busy people. They have many calls upon their time, and enormous pressures about their daily lives.

I appreciate that their special advisers come with a political perspective, which is why they are exempt from the normal requirements of impartiality within the Civil Service and, again, it might be said this is outside my terms of reference, but I'll ask it anyway: is there room for some mechanism for management which doesn't just jump straight from the special adviser, as it were, climbing straight up the ladder of a snakes and ladder board up to the Secretary of State, not because I'm there by expressing criticism of the Secretary of State or indeed the special adviser, but simply for good HR management personnel purposes?

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