§ Mr. Ingram
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any plans to put the security services at the national engineering laboratory, East Kilbride, out to competitive tender; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
The national engineering laboratory, East Kilbride, is currently investigating the available means of reducing the running costs of its security service. The survey includes a comparison with the likely costs of contracting out the service.