§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he plans to provide the departmental trade union side with details of the report of the review team considering the future of the Crown Suppliers and of their recommendations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
Copies of the review team's report, excluding only certain commercially sensitive material, were sent to the departmental trade union side last December. I will make a statement when we have fully considered all the factors which need to be taken into account when deciding on the future of the Crown Suppliers, including the views of the central unit on purchasing.