HC Deb 16 February 1982 vol 18 c82W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take further steps to encourage local authorities to make savings by using contractors.

Mr. King

My colleagues and I take every opportunity to impress upon local authorities the scope for making savings in this way and will continue to do so. I am glad to note the interest that an increasing number of authorities are taking in these possibilities.