HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 c378W
28. Mr. Thurnham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the current estimated savings by his Department for 1984–85 as a result of privatisation schemes.

Sir Keith Joseph

The Department is not involved in privatisation schemes in the sense of transferring the whole of a central Government undertaking to the private sector. It does however contract out the provision of its own common services where this in the interests of efficient management, but it is not possible to estimate the total savings accruing.