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Departmental Drivers

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers have been employed by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the total wage bill was for drivers in each year. (92643)

The Government Car and Despatch Agency is responsible for providing a range of transport and mail distribution services to Government and the wider public sector.

The numbers of drivers and wages for each year since 2000-01 is as follows:

Cost (£000)

Number of drivers

2005-06

7,305

210

2004-05

6,712

208

2003-04

6,916

211

2002-03

6,581

209

2001-02

6,090

198

2000-01

5,494

192

Information for earlier years can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.