HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c210W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. Hayhoe

Since the Government came to office, work transferred to the private sector from my right hon. and learned Friend's departments, along with details of transfers yet to take effect, are as follows:

Department and work transferred to the private sector Her Majesty's Treasury

Urgent delivery of computer output and some security work. Central Office of Information

The film and video tape handling operations of the Central Film Library, some directing and editing functions in film production, and the mailing of certain publications.

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise

Most maintenance of the vehicle fleet and some office cleaning: with effect from 1 January 1983 vehicle fleet insurance, and some document transmission work previously handled by the Post Office.

Inland Revenue

Catering in some staff restaurants, and (currently in progress) a large proportion of office cleaning.

Department for National Savings

Some print and design work previously handled by HMSO. Royal Mint

Cleaning of the London Office (with effect from 1 January 1983).

Her Majesty's Stationery Office

The Harrow Security and telephone directory presses, Manor Farm Press, Meteorological Office Press, and Reading and Newcastle reprographic units have been closed. To the extent that the work done in these units is still required, and is rot being done by departments in-house, it is being contracted out.