Railways: Cleaning Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what payments, in addition to agreed contracts, have been made by Network Rail to (a) Mitie and (b) Interserve as a result of the need to increase the cleaning regime on Network Rail stations and estates in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Network Rail has made additional payments to cleaning providers to cover the provision of an anti-viral product used in public areas of stations, incidents where emergency cleans have been required and to enable an implementation of a sick pay uplift to ensure that cleaning staff are able to self-isolate if necessary.

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