§ Q9. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Prime Minister whether he will define the duties of the Paymaster-General.
§ The Prime Minister
The duties of the Paymaster-General, which under successive administrations have been delegated to the Assistant Paymaster-General, are to make certain payments on behalf of Government Departments. My right hon. and noble Friend the present Paymaster-General has a special responsibility for Government policy towards the arts.