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Departmental Vehicles

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made, by (a) volume and (b) percentage for each category of

Staff employed356.91362.62451.451004.311112.54
Transfers to private sectorNoneNoneNoneNoneNone


  • 1. Most smaller DWP filestores are managed within DWP core business and separate staffing figures are not available for some or all of the years in the table above.
  • 2. 1997–98 figures include data from 13 stores
  • 3. 1998–99 figures include data from 14 stores
  • 4. 1999–2000 figures include data from 20 stores
  • 5. 2000–01 figures include data from 44 stores
  • 6. 2001–02 figures include data from 62 stores
  • (i) vehicle, (ii) type of power unit and (iii) type of fuel, on an annual basis, over each of the past three years, in renewal of his Department's and agencies' vehicle fleet on a lower emission basis. [97969]

    The composition of the Department's fleet is as follows:

    PetrolDieselLPGHybridPercentage of Green Vehicles
    1/4/0265218643261611 96
    On 1 April 2002, the Department took over responsibility for the former Employment Service fleet (600 vehicles), a large number of which were petrol. We have subsequently reduced these and will continue to do so when vehicles are replaced.The Department currently exceeds the targets set by Green Ministers, that being 10 per cent. of our fleet to be alternatively fuelled.