In the period January-December 2009 no incidents of card misuse were reported by card issuers on the Government procurement card (GPC) framework agreement. Each Department or organisation using GPC is responsible for controlling and monitoring its own card programme and is not required to report incidents centrally.
The current numbers of officials within the HM Treasury family using a Government procurement card are as follows:
HM Treasury: 620
Treasury Solicitors: 46
Buying Solutions: 340
Debt Management Office: 0
Each organisation has its own rigorous approval mechanism to authorise expenditure on such cards.