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Government Car Service

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of the Government car pool over the last 12-month period for which figures are available; how many cars were involved; and what was the average mileage covered by each car (a) whilst occupied by official passengers and (b) whilst being driven without passengers.

The cost of the Government Car Service in the United Kingdom for the 12-month period ending 31st December was £2·85 million for an average of 353 cars. Statistics showing separate mileages for journeys with and without passengers are not avaialble. The average mileage of London based cars was 12,000. For the regions it was 11,000.