§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will state the latest annual expenditure of his Department on office cleaning done by outside contractors.
§ Mr. Kirk
During the year ended 31st March, 1972, £420,000 was spent on the cleaning by outside contractors of office accommodation at Ministry of Defence headquarters. It would require a disproportionate expenditure of time and effort to provide similar information in respect of Ministry of Defence outstations.