HC Deb 21 July 1994 vol 247 c586W
Mr. Sweeney

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for the future of Cadw, Welsh Historic Monuments.

Mr. Redwood

Cadw, Welsh Historic Monuments, was established as an executive agency within the Welsh Office in April 1991. Following an evaluation and options review, I have decided that Cadw should continue as an executive agency for the next five years. Within this framework, a significant part of Cadw's operations will be subject to market testing, including initially some 115 posts in Cadw's direct labour force. I also intend to consider the feasibility of other methods of increasing the involvement of the private sector in the agency's operations.