§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will state the latest annual expenditure of his Department on office cleaning done by outside contractors.
§ Mr. Kershaw
The actual expenditure on contract cleaning in buildings occupied by Foreign and Commonwealth Office staffs excluding the Overseas Development Administration was for 1971–72 £55,070. The estimate for 1972–3 is £45,000.
Corresponding figures for the Overseas Development Administration are for 1971–2 £15,111 and the estimate of 1972–3 £16,900.