HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c275W
Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to encourage local authorities to privatise the offices of district valuer or city valuer.

Mr. Chope

I hope that in all their activities local authorities will consider the possibility of achieving better value for money by using private firms as an alternative to direct employment by staff. But we have no plans at present to make authorities expose their valuation services to competition.

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