HC Deb 04 June 1980 vol 985 c1419
22. Mr. Garel-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of manpower employed by the Property Services Agency.

Mr. Heseltine

On 1 May 1980 there were 36,322 staff in post, a reduction of 8.9 per cent. on the numbers in May last year.

Mr. Garel-Jones

What steps does my right hon. Friend plan to take to farm out work from the PSA to the private sector?

Mr. Heseltine

I have made it clear that I intend that a continuing, increasing, proportion of work that can be put to the private sector should find its way there.