HC Deb 01 December 1992 vol 215 c118W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the effects of the acquired rights directive on(a) services his Department contracts out and (b) services he plans to contract out in the future; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Forman

In contracting out services, this Department has taken into account the possible effects of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981. It will continue to do so for each of the components of its market testing programme. These were set out in the citizens charter White Paper, Cm 2101, as:

  • building, office and support services in DFE's London HQ;
  • some information systems services;
  • payroll services provided by Chessington Computer Centre; and
  • services provided to the Teachers' Pensions Agency by the Paymaster General's Office.