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1979 May 30 - 1981 Aug 12
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/480
Government machinery (Internal audit & financial control in government) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 331
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79 May 30 Wed Government Machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer letter to Norman St. John Stevas (Review of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Acts) [MT consents to Lawson's request to proceed with the Review] [declassified Dec 2011]
79 Oct 24 Wed Government Machinery: No.10 minute to MT (role of the Comptroller & Auditor General) ["Heseltine... argues that... [C&AG] is exceeding his functions"] [declassified Dec 2011]
79 Nov 12 Mon Government Machinery: No.10 minute to MT (Exchequer & Audit Department) [review of functions: balancing MT's desire for it to play a role in managing internal audit against the political independenace of the Comptroller & Auditor General] [declassified Dec 2011]
80 Feb 21 Thu Government Machinery: Biffen minute to MT ("Green Paper on the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C & AG)") [review] [declassified Dec 2011]
80 Mar 17 Mon Government Machinery: No.10 minute to MT (role of the Comptroller and Auditor General) [Green Paper] [declassified Dec 2011]
80 Nov 25 Tue Government Machinery: Cabinet Office minute ("Mr Hennessy, The Times") [role of the Comptroller and Auditor General] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Feb 24 Tue Government Machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("The role of the Comptroller and Auditor General") [Public Accounts Committee enquiry] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Mar 11 Wed Government Machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Internal audit") ["highly critical report... prepared for the [Public Accounts Committee]"] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Mar 16 Mon Government Machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Accounting Officers memorandum") [updated guidance, in line with Rayner efficiency review; MT requests circulation to Ministers] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Mar 31 Tue Government Machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Accounting Officers memorandum") [updated guidance, issued to Ministers in addition to civil servants for first time, at MT request] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Mar 31 Tue Government Machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("Internal audit") [MT request for more details about Treasury programme of reform] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Apr 2 Thu Government Machinery: Howe PS letter to No.10 (reform of internal auditing) [letter to Heads of Departments] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Apr 2 Thu Government Machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("Internal audit: Mr. Wiggins's letter of today's date") [MT frustration with Treasury's slow progression of reform programme] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Apr 10 Fri Government Machinery: No.10 briefing for MT ("Internal audit") [meeting to discuss programme of reform] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Apr 10 Fri Government Machinery: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Brief for meeting on internal audit, 18.00, 10 Downing Street, 13 April 1981") [meeting to discuss programme of reform] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 May 5 Tue Government Machinery: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Sir Douglas Wass, Sir Ian Bancroft, Sir Derek Rayner, David Wolfson) ["Internal audit and financial control"] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 May 12 Tue Government Machinery: Department of Industry letter to No.10 (the use of accountants in Government service) [briefing note for MT] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 May 18 Mon Government Machinery: Rayner minute to MT ("1980 Departmental scrutiny of running costs: results of further analysis") [declassified Dec 2011]
81 May 27 Wed Government Machinery: Treasury letter to No.10 ("Internal audit and financial control") [case studies] [declassified Dec 2011]
81 Jun 12 Fri Government Machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Internal audit and financial control") [case studies] [declassified Dec 2011]