HC Deb 11 February 1985 vol 73 c51W
Mr. Chope

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the measures being taken to open the supply of stores to Royal Navy warships to private competition.

Mr. John Lee

In accordance with Government policy, opportunities are being sought to contract out elements of the naval stores organisation, where that would be to the advantage of the Royal Navy and of the taxpaper.