§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the total increase in his Department's expenditure incurred as a result of the Government decision, effective as from 1st April 1975, to require contractors for cleaning Government buildings to pay wages comparable with those paid for similar work by local authorities.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
The Department's expenditure on contract cleaning is incurred only in respect of offices in Glasgow and Leicester. In the case of Glasgow a recent change in accommodation makes comparison impossible. At Leicester, contracts have not been due for renewal since the policy referred to in the Question was implemented.