§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce the outcome of the sale competition for the Crown Suppliers' vehicle hire business and the interdepartmental dispatch service.
§ Mr. Portillo
Discussions are continuing on the sale of the Crown Suppliers' vehicle hire and maintenance business. An announcement will be made as soon as possible. There are no acceptable bids for the interdepartmental dispatch service, which will, therefore, be retained in government.