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Departments: Public Expenditure

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued to staff on procedures for working with (a) HM Treasury; and (b) HM Treasury’s Health Spending Team. (146531)

There is no standing guidance. The Finance Directorate is the normal point of contact for dealings with HM Treasury at official level; and from time to time specific guidance will be given to the Department on the procedures for coordinating particular exercises which may involve, for example, the Ministerial or Permanent Secretary Private Offices.