HC Deb 03 April 2000 vol 347 c354W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the spending on cleaning services and how many cleaning staff were employed in the NHS in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [116682]

Ms Stuart

The information is not available as requested. National figures are collected centrally on the number of support staff employed in National Health Service trusts; cleaning staff are included within this category. Similarly, national figures on expenditure are collected centrally on contract hotel services and laundry and cleaning equipment. Expenditure on cleaning staff is included within this category.