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Departmental Cleaning Services

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what contractors his Department uses to undertake cleaning duties; and what the hourly rates of pay are for cleaners working in his Department. (256980)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families engages MITIE Cleaning and Support Services Ltd (MCSS) to undertake cleaning duties across its headquarter buildings located in London, Sheffield, Runcorn and Darlington. The cleaning staff are paid national minimum wage, however, it is our intention to pay London based cleaning staff £7.45 per hour with effect from 1 April 2009.