§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now take steps to impose upon the Property Services Agency financial constraints similar to those recently imposed on local authority direct labour departments by the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
I am taking steps to reduce the Property Services Agency's directly employed labour force to a much lower level and to transfer that work to contractors. It would not be practical to introduce constraints similar to those in the 1980 Act during that period of reduction.