HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c40W
Mr. Chope

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by how much he estimates the Edinburgh district council could reduce its expenditure by submitting services to competitive tender.

Mr. Ancram

I do not have the information that could serve as a basis for any such estimate. The experience of councils which have tested the market suggests, however, that considerable savings can be made.