HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 cc190-1W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Minister for Trade if he will list those functions or parts of his Department which he has transferred, or is in the process of transferring, to the private sector.

Mr. Peter Rees

A number of companies and organisations are being invited to put forward their suggestions for taking over certain of the functions of the Companies Registration Office, either by themselves or by other parties, but no decisions on this have yet been reached.

In addition, as announced in another place on 14 December, it is proposed that the new small ships register will be administered by the private sector.