§ 44. Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what consideration he has given to putting out agencies to private management.
§ Mr. Renton
Ministers continue to keep under review the basis on which Government services are provided. The feasibility of immediate privatisation has been considered and rejected in the case of all agencies created so far. It cannot be ruled out, however, that after a period of years agencies, like other Government activities, may be suitable for privatisation.