Civil Service (Outsourcing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th April 2014.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

That is a very good question. It is difficult to be precise because when business is outsourced to the private sector, it is hard to know which of the jobs in a business that provides services to Government and to other organisations relate to Government business. It is therefore hard to know what the baseline is. A larger number of activities will be carried out outside the public sector, many of them through the spin-outs of public service mutuals, which are a way of delivering much greater job satisfaction—