HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 cc362-3W
Mr. Faber

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the result of the prior options study of the estate services directorate within the health and personal social services management executive of the Department of Health and Social Services. [28540]

Mr. Moss

Following a prior options study, I have decided to begin preparations with a view to establishing the estate services directorate as a next steps agency in October 1995. The agency will be developed with a view to further private sector involvement, and to this end the chief executive will consider the potential for the privatisation of aspects of the agency's business, and provide me with recommendations in due course.