§ 23. Mr. Thurnham
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the current estimated savings of his Department for 1984–85 as a result of privatisation schemes.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
No function performed by this Department has been transferred to the private sector during 1984–85. However, a number of support services are currently contracted out to private enterprise and scope for extending the range is regularly reviewed. Savings are estimated to be not less than £500,000.