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Written Question
Government Departments: Cheques
22 Feb 2016

Questioner: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 1 February (HL5090 and HL5091), whether they will now provide the direct link to that information, and why they did not provide that link in those answers.

Answered by Lord O'Neill of Gatley

The relevant information is available at “Box A5.6D : money transmission services ranked in order of choice” in the Treasury guidance on “Managing Public Money”.


Written Question
Government Departments: Cheques
1 Feb 2016

Questioner: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what postage type was used by government departments, including their agencies and public bodies, to issue cheques in (1) 2015, (2) 2014, (3) 2013, and (4) 2012.

Answered by Lord O'Neill of Gatley

The information requested is not held centrally. The Government Banking Service is a provider of banking services across Government, but each Government Department is responsible for setting its own policy in regards to making payments by cheque. Further details are set out in the publication, “Managing Public Money” which is available on Gov.uk.


Written Question
Government Departments: Cheques
1 Feb 2016

Questioner: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cheques were issued by each government department, including their agencies and public bodies, in (1) 2015, (2) 2014, (3) 2013, and (4) 2012, and what was the value of those cheques.

Answered by Lord O'Neill of Gatley

The information requested is not held centrally. The Government Banking Service is a provider of banking services across Government, but each Government Department is responsible for setting its own policy in regards to making payments by cheque. Further details are set out in the publication, “Managing Public Money” which is available on Gov.uk.


Written Question
Treasury: Correspondence
7 Jul 2015

Questioner: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent by HM Treasury in the last financial year on (1) postage and printed stationery, (2) fax machines and supplies, and (3) email services.

Answered by Lord O'Neill of Gatley

In the 2014/15 financial year the Treasury spent £16,696 on postal charges. Details of spending on printed stationery are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Details on the spend relating to fax machines is not available.

Email services in the Treasury form part of a wider shared ICT provision and costs are not separately identifiable.


Written Question
Treasury: Correspondence
7 Jul 2015

Questioner: Lord Knight of Weymouth (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of correspondence sent by HM Treasury in the last financial year was sent by (1) post, (2) fax, and (3) email.

Answered by Lord O'Neill of Gatley

HM Treasury does not hold this information.