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Departmental Vehicles

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Minister for Overseas Development how many automobiles are owned by her Department; what they are; and how many drivers are employed by her Department.

Eleven vehicles are owned: one Austin Mini, one Bedford van, one Ford Cortina 2000 Estate Car, one Ford Transit van, and one Land Rover at scientific units in this country, and one Austin 1800, one Ford Cortina 1600, one Ford Granada, two Range Rovers and one Vauxhall Cresta at Development Divisions overseas. One driver is employed in this country and five locally engaged drivers overseas, three of whom also undertake other duties. In addition there are 25 Land Rovers and 25 4-ton Bedford lorries in the Disaster Unit Vehicle Pool. Vehicles purchased for specific projects or schemes under the aid programme, for which the information requested is not readily available, are not included.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development, if she will publish in the Official Report a table of figures showing total aid disbursements and administrative costs for disbursements for her Department, the European Development Fund, the International Development Association, the Development Assistance Committee and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development over the same five-year period to the latest convenient date.

This information is being collected and I will publish it in the Official Report as soon as possible.