HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c233W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Transport 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. David Howell

The design and supervision work of the road construction sub-units on trunk road schemes has been contracted out to private sector consultants. The testing organisation for goods and passenger vehicles is in the process of transfer to the private sector. On a smaller scale, work such as research and computing is undertaken by private sector contractors where appropriate.