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Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by Northern Ireland departments and statutory boards with the privatisation of services; and if he will make a statement.

The Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland is planning to privatise the artificial insemination service at 1 October 1988 and the pig carcase

Queen's University1,8457,1641,8867,3601,9367,552
University of Ulster2,6657,4582,7667,6132,9927,994
Colleges of Education
St. Mary's166567171595177635
Institutions of Further Education

classification service by 1 January 1989. A number of other possibilities in the Northern Ireland public sector are also under consideration.