Salary: pounds 43,456. 'Doesn't sound very much, does it?' said one of his staff. But he also gets a portion of the normal MP's salary, bringing his income up to pounds 67,310.
Perks: Chauffeur-driven ministerial car, a top-of-the-range Rover.
Education: Stowe and Christ Church, Oxford.
Family: Married with two sons and two daughters.
Home: A large detached house in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.