HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c206W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. Whitelaw

My Department contracts out to the private sector work of the following kindsBuilding and maintenance, architectural and building design, property sales, transport services, vehicle fleet maintenance, telecommunications, domestic and catering services, domestic security, contract cleaning, research and development and management and computer consultancies.

Since may 1979 an increasing amount of these kinds of work has been carried out by the private sector. In particular there is a continuing programme of contracting out domestic, catering and security services at residential training establishments.