HC Deb 26 October 1983 vol 47 c111W
30. Mr. Robert B. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further measures he will be taking to encourage privatisation of services by local authorities.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Local authorities should regularly consider whether services might be provided to the public at less cost and more efficiently by using private sector contractors. I will continue to urge this upon them.

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