Contract Cleaning

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 1988.

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Photo of Michael Jack Michael Jack , Fylde 12:00 am, 8th March 1988

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. Did he have the opportunity to discuss with the contract cleaners the amount of money saved as a result of competitive tendering in the north-west region and the impact of the savings on patient care? When existing contracts come up for renewal, will he ask regional health authorities to examine the different savings at different units to see what lessons can be learnt, in the interests of further savings and improvements in the quality of cleaning?