HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c477W
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.

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