To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost of (a) ministerial cars and drivers and (b) taxis for his Department was in 2002. 
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was created on 29 May 2002.Part
(a) of this question will be addressed in a letter from Nick Matheson, the Chief Executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) to the hon. Member for Buckingham. As for part (b), the cost of taxis from 1 June to 31 December 2002 was £21,704.