§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will list those parts of his Department or departmental agencies which were privatised without an in-house bid; if he will indicate the expertise which was absent in his Department or departmental agencies which prevented an in-house bid taking place; which future parts of his Department or departmental agencies he intends to privatise; and which of them do not have the necessary in-house expertise to mount an in-house bid.
§ Mr. Newton
No functions of the Privy Council Office have been contracted out, nor are any planned to be. I am not responsible for any agencies.