HC Deb 15 July 1969 vol 787 c62W
Mr. Marples

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means the Treasury ensures adherence by Departments to the purchasing principles it lays down.

Mr. Taverne

The Treasury and purchasing Departments work closely together in agreeing purchasing principles and ensuring that they are observed. Individual Departments have a clear responsibility in this respect, as has the Treasury in the exercise, through normal means, of its control of expenditure.