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Departmental Vehicles

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cars are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; what models the cars are; what type of petrol each model requires; and what the fuel efficiency is of each model. (41350)

The available information is shown.

(a) Vehicles owned by the Department

Make

Model

Number

Percentage

Vauxhall

Astra, Vectra, Corsa, Zafira

1,183

44.3

Peugeot

206, 307, 406

558

20.8

Ford

Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo

353

13.2

Citroen

C3, C4, C5

137

5.1

Fiat

Punto

50

1.9

Volvo

S40, V50

43

1.6

Nissan

Almera

32

1.2

Toyota

Corolla, Avensis, Prius

269

10.1

Volkswagen

Golf

24

0.9

Honda

Motorcycles

11

0.3

Mercedes

Vans

9

0.3

London Taxi

2

0.1

Renault

1

0.1

Suzuki

1

0.1

Total

2,673

(b) The Department does not lease any vehicles.

Records of fuel type by individual model are not held centrally and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The information available is in the table.

Fuel types

Number

Diesel

1,490

Diesel Euro IV

417

Liquid Petroleum Gas

512

Petroleum

232

Hybrid Electric

22

Total

2,673

The Department does not maintain records of the fuel efficiency of its vehicles.