§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he plans to include school caretakers in the scope of compulsory competitive tendering under the Local Government Act 1988.
§ Mr. Portillo
Building cleaning work undertaken by a school caretaker is already subject to compulsory competitive tendering unless it is only incidental to the major part of his duties or he lives in tied accommodation. There are no plans to introduce competition for other work undertaken by school caretakers.