§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total sum paid out in fees to outside organisations in the furtherance of privatisation by his Department in 1979–80 and each year to date; and what is the estimate for 1989–90.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
[holding answer 13 March 1989]: Since 1979–80, the Home Office has made payments of approximately £72,000 to outside organisations in the furtherance of privatisation. No expenditure is planned for 1989–90.