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Managing your majority through Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS)

The Prime Minister and each Minister has an MP who acts as a PPS.
They are attached to a Government Department but have no power to direct civil servants. Their role is to know what the Minister and Department is planning to do and sound this out with backbench MPs and report back their views and how backbenchers think the Minister is performing in the Commons. It is often the first position for rising MPs.