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Official Cars (Use)

Volume 462: debated on Monday 7 March 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the trivial nature of many of the journeys undertaken by cars of the official car service on repayment, he will restrict repayment journeys to important and urgent private business for which alternative transport is not available.

No. The need for restricting the use, on repayment, of official cars for non-official purposes is well understood, and I see no reason to interfere with the discretion of those Ministers of Cabinet rank who are entitled to use them.