§ Mr. Warren
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister in his Department is responsible for day-to-day management of his Department's information technology strategy; and what proportion of his time was spent on this matter in the month up to Friday 13 October.
§ Mr. Ryder
[holding answer 19 October 1989]: The Minister responsible for oversight of Her Majesty's Treasury's information technology strategy is the Paymaster General. Officials are responsible for the day-to-day management of the strategy. No strategic issue required the attention of the Paymaster General in the month up to Friday 13 October.