HC Deb 12 March 1984 vol 56 c23W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the level of privatisation now found in local authorities; and which councils have taken such steps and which services have been involved.

Mr. Waldegrave

My Department does not collect systematic information on this subject, but a number of journals, including the recently launchedContract Services provide information about the extent and variety of contracting out by local authorities and other public bodies.