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Road Traffic Offences

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) parking tickets and (b) speeding fines have been issued for vehicles used by his Department in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost to the public purse of those penalties was in each such year. (183358)

The Department for International Development (DFID) currently uses five vehicles provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA). I refer to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Jim Fitzpatrick) on 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1015W, with respect to these vehicles.

DFID has used one other vehicle for official purposes which was in use until 6 December 2007. This vehicle has not incurred any fixed penalty tickets in the last 10 years.

We do not keep central records of vehicles used by our overseas offices and could not provide information on them without incurring disproportionate cost.