Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contracts

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which service providers are contracted to carry out third party cleaning contracts for his (a) Department and (b) executive agencies; if he will list all of the services delivered by third party contractors to his (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies; and how many people working for those third party contractors are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Interserve are contracted to deliver all cleaning services within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). All staff in London are paid the London Living Wage (£10.20). Cleaning staff outside London are paid the National Living Wage (£7.83)​. No staff employed by Interserve on the FCO contract are paid less than the National Living Wage.

Information is not readily available for all of the services delivered by third party contracts across the FCO as data is not held centrally for all contracts. Where information is held centrally, there is no record of which contracts relate solely to services. To determine this would incur disproportionate cost.

Information relating to FCO Executive Agencies is not held centrally and therefore not readily available. To determine information would incur disproportionate cost

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