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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:13 pm on 3rd November 2005.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 5:13 pm, 3rd November 2005

I put a question at the relevant time in the Chamber in respect of resolution of the dispute and suggested that a tripartite arrangement be created. I was extremely disappointed that the issue was batted off merely on the basis that it would be too costly to break the contracts and that, in any case, the hourly rates paid are not out of kilter with the rest of the cleaning sector of the economy. That response was profoundly disappointing.