HC Deb 13 December 1979 vol 975 c775W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which of the services currently carried out by his Department he proposes to transfer to the private sector as a result of proposed cuts in the Civil Service; how many staff will be saved in each case, and at what cost; and how much it will cost to have those services carried out by the private sector.

Mr. Heseltine

I shall answer this question shortly.