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Royal Parks

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the saving to public funds of the privatisation of services of each of the royal parks.

Catering, boating and deckchair services in the royal parks have been contracted out for over 20 years. In the last 2½ years the management of the Serpentine lido in Hyde park and of Richmond park golf courses and the provision of toilet and play ground attendants in the royal parks have also been contracted out. Initial net "one off" costs have amounted to some £177,000. Operating savings to date have amounted to £170,000. The estimated future saving is about £130,000 per annum.