HC Deb 25 January 1983 vol 35 c396W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has plans to transfer the functions of the Crown Agents from the public to the private sector.

Mr. Raison

The Government have reviewed the role and work of the Crown Agents and have no present plans for transferring any of their functions to the private sector. The Government believe that in general the Crown Agents offer services which complement rather than compete with those provided by the United Kingdom private sector. Their range of activities will, however, be kept under review.