§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to extend compulsory 882W tendering by local authorities beyond those services referred to in the Green Paper "Competition in the Provision of Local Authority Services"; how he intends to consult interested parties; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
The Government have not yet finally decided which activities should be included in legislation to extend compulsory competitive tendering by local authorities. We do not, however, see a need for further formal consultations following the many responses we received to last year's consultation paper.