linked to regularity, it is the further requirement that expenditure and receipts should be dealt with in accordance with Parliament’s intentions and the principles of parliamentary control, including the convention agreed with Parliament (and in particular the Public Accounts Committee).
Propriety defines how civil servants can properly and effectively present the policies and programmes of the government of the day. The following basic criteria apply to all government communications activities: It should be relevant to government responsibilities It should be objective and explanatory, not biased or polemical It should not be - or liable to be - misrepresented as being party political; and It should be conducted in an economic and appropriate way, and should be able to justify the costs as expenditure of public funds.
The extent to which the evaluation has been conducted in a manner that evidences uncompromising adherence to the highest principles and ideals (including professional ethics, civil law, moral code, and contractual agreements).
The quality or state of being proper; suitableness to an acknowledged or correct standard or rule; consonance with established principles, rules, or customs; fitness; appropriateness; as, propriety of behavior, language, manners, etc.