HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 cc123-4W
109. Mr. French

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the implementation of cleaning contracts in schools.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Under the Local Government Act 1988, local education authorities are required to invite competitive tenders for school cleaning when they wish to carry out this work using their own employees. The successful tenderer is required to perform the contract to the specification set by the authority and for the price quoted.