HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c779W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury approved in advance the statement and accompanying document issued by the Treasury Press Office on 8 December concerning the Paymaster General. [25536]

Mr. Gordon Brown

[holding answer 26 January 1998]: The Permanent Secretary was consulted on whether it was appropriate to issue the statement on Treasury headed paper. After seeing the text, he agreed that it was.