HC Deb 03 November 1983 vol 47 c438W
Q16. Mr. Eggar

asked the Prime Minister if she will arrange for each Department of State to announce its strategies and objectives for the next four years.

The Prime Minister

As we reported in the White Paper on "Financial Management in Government Departments", Cmnd. 9058, Departments are now establishing machinery to set objectives, establish priorities, and allocate resources in the knowledge of what activities cost, and what they achieve. It is our aim that as much information about this as possible should be disclosed, and the responsibility for this lies with departmental Ministers.

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