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The Treasury and British Public Policy, 1906–1959

G. C. Peden


This authoritative history of the Treasury provides a new perspective on public policy making in the 20th century as it explores the role and functions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the consequent implications for the changing role of the Treasury. As the central department in British government, the Treasury plays a key role in decisions on public expenditure, and on raising taxes and loans. The book traces the development of the Treasury's responsibility for managing the national economy and looks at how it became increasingly involved in international relations from the time of the ... More

Keywords: Treasury, public policy-making, Chancellor of the Exchequer, British government, economy, Whitehall, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. C. Peden, author
University of Stirling