HC Deb 23 January 1980 vol 977 cc260-1W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he plans to take in view of the health risks occasioned by the dispute in the catering department of the Royal Liverpool teaching hospital.

Sir George Young

I understand that as soon as a potential health risk, from unwashed kitchen pans, was identified, the responsible authority, the Liverpool area health authority (teaching), took steps to remedy matters. National Health Service staff refused to carry out the necessary work and were sent home without pay. A contract cleaning firm was employed for 12 hours on 16 January and the task completed. Since then, pans have been cleaned by National Health Service staff.

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