HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c4W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to allow local authorities to tender for contracts offered by Government Departments for such items as highway maintenance and buildings; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

[pursuant to his reply, 12 July 1985]: No. The Government have no intention of introducing legislation which will reduce the opportunities available to the private sector.