To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what progress his Department has made in privatising the management of the royal parks in London.
The management of the royal parks is not being privatised. As my right hon. Friend announced to the House on 1 April, the Royal Parks Agency was established on that day with delegated responsibility for the day-to-day management of the royal parks. The agency's chief executive will remain accountable to my right hon. Friend for the agency's performance.