HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 cc213-4W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Industry 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. Butcher

The National Maritime Institute was launched as a private sector company on 1 October 1982, and negotiations are being held with private sector companies with a view to privatising the computer aided design centre on 1 April 1983.

With effect from 1 July 1981, a private agency has been used to collect the wool textile industry levies, and the hosiery and knitwear levy, which are payable under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947. No further hosiery and knitwear levy will be payable in request of periods after 1 July 1982.