Parliamentary Private Secretary

A Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) is appointed by a minister to be his or her assistant. He or she is selected from backbench MPs as the 'eyes and ears' of the minister in the House of Commons. It is an unpaid job but it is useful for an MP to become a PPS to gain experience of working in government.

Further information on this subject can be found from the following link.

Parliamentary Private Secretaries (Commons Library Note)

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