HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 c598W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy towards privatising court escort services.

Mr Mellor

We are at present considering the outcome of the further studies into the likely cost-effectiveness of contracting out court escort services to the private sector, which my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr. Hurd) commissioned (his statement on 1 March 1989 at columns 277–88 refers to that). We hope soon to announce our conclusions.

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