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Statistical Services

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what statistical services currently carried out by Government Departments he is considering transferring to private enterprise; how much he expects this to save in manpower costs ; and how much he expects it would be necessary to spend in order to buy this information back from private enterprise.

A review of all Government statistical services is going on. Until this is complete it is impossible to say what, if any, statistical services at present provided by Government Departments might be left to the private sector to perform.