HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 cc258-9W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Defence 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. Pattie

Since May 1979, work in the following areas has been or is being transferred to the private sector either for the first time or to a greater extent than previously:

  • Accommodation cleaning
  • Catering
  • Vehicle accident and employer's liability insurance
  • 259
  • Supply management
  • Quality assurance
  • Project management functions
  • Research and development, including support services

We are examining the scope for extending the use of the private sector in a number of other areas, but final decisions have not yet been taken.