HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c879W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Prime Minister what services at 10 Downing street are contracted out; what is the cost per service per year to public funds, respectively; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The contracted-out services regularly used by my office include the following:

Service Estimated Annual Cost
Window Cleaning 3,000
Catering 24,570
Laundry and Dry Cleaning 4,800
Taxis 7,420
Switchboard 223,000

In addition, in the current year, my office has made use of other contracted-out services for minor maintenance and redecoration and the management of refurbishment of the state rooms. The costs of all these contracted-out services are met from moneys voted by Parliament.