§ Mr. Hawksley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what financial limits are placed on procurement contracts which may be entered into by the Commander and Military Governor of Berlin's British sector.
§ Mr. Stanley
The GOC Berlin, in common with other military commanders, has limited delegated financial powers to approve local procurement of goods and services. These limits vary depending upon the commodity being purchased, but do not exceed £2,500. Orders in excess of this limit, even though they may be contracted for locally, are subject to the prior approval of HQ BAOR.