§ Mr. Marples
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what costing and accounting support is provided to the Contracts Directorate in his Department; and whether this is organised as an integral part of the Contracts Directorate or as a separate supporting activity.
§ Mr. John Morris
Technical costing advice is provided by the Ministry of Technology's Directorate of Technical Costs, which is part of that Ministry's 205W contract organisation, and by technical estimators employed in various production directorates in my Department.
Accountancy advice is provided either by the Ministry of Defence Contracts accountancy directorate or, where appropriate, by the corresponding directorate within the Ministry of Technology Contracts organisation.