§ Mr. Batiste
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which professional services within his Department have been subjected to market testing within the last 12 months and with what result; and which will be subjected to market testing within the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Howard
Within the last 12 months market testing within the Department, apart from the Property Services Agency, has been commenced in the following specialist services which are currently provided in-house for the Department's own benefit:
- Training Services
- Accommodation Facilities Management
- Design, Drawing and Print Services
- Registry Services
- Statistical Services
- Research and Research Services (Phase 1)
- Office Cleaning for Government Car Service and Inter-departmental Despatch Service
- Accounts Support for Government Car Service and Inter-departmental Despatch Service
- Engineering Workshops at Building Research Establishment (BRE).
- Stores at BRE.
The forward programme, from October 1993 onwards, has yet to be determined.