HC Deb 12 February 1982 vol 17 c491W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities employ contractors to provide (a) street cleaning, (b) maintenance and cleaning of street lighting, (c) cleaning of offices and other public buildings, (d) maintenance of parks, gardens and open spaces, (e) catering, including school meals and meals on wheels, and (f) laundry services.

Mr. King

I regret that comprehensive information on the number of local authorities that have employed private contractors to provide the various different services is not collected centrally.