HC Deb 26 February 1996 vol 272 cc308-9W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he plans to study the scope for privatisation of the Government car service. [17521]

Mr. Freeman

No. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment made clear on 8 November when he announced the transfer to my department of the Security Facilities Executive, the agency of which the Government car service forms part, the only study proposed into the scope for more private sector involvement in the work of the agency was in respect of the custody service. I have nothing to add to that statement.