§ Mr. Nelson
[holding answer 6 February 1995]: The areas of the Treasury which deal with public expenditure control and pay are keeping the level of Treasury delegations to Departments under regular review, but have not withdrawn any rules or regulations in the last 12 months.
The rule requiring the Treasury to certify new ordinary save-as-you-earn schemes has been removed.
The Department is continuing to identify rules and regulations for withdrawal. Those for withdrawal in the next 12 months will be announced as and when consultations are completed.
The manpower implications are taken into account in the Department's central manpower plans, which will be published in the departmental report on Her Majesty's Treasury in March.