Page last updated at 16:21 GMT, Thursday, 30 July 2009 17:21 UK

Testing hotel toilet hygiene level

A BBC investigation revealing that cleaners employed by a contractor to work in some of London's leading hotels are being underpaid has also discovered that hotel rooms are often not being cleaned properly because the room attendants are under pressure to work too quickly.

Delia Cannings from the British Institute of Cleaning Science performs a swab test around the toilet in a room at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, one of the hotels in question, to check levels of cleanliness.

Watch Newsnight's hotel investigation in full on Thursday 30 July 2009 at 10.30pm on BBC Two.


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