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Government Car and Despatch Agency: Fuels

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government Car and Despatch Agency spent on (a) petrol, (b) diesel and (c) other vehicle fuel in each of the last five years. (209444)

Since 2003-04 the Government Car and Despatch Agency has spent £3,352,937 on vehicle fuels as follows:

£

Petrol

Diesel

LPG

2003-04

414,493

192,161

26,100

2004-05

403,895

193,550

35,162

2005-06

449,797

225,131

48,291

2006-07

390,574

265,025

32,583

2007-08

303,139

371,055

1,982

From 2005-06 onwards, vehicles in the van-based Government mail fleet ended their operational life and were replaced by diesel powered vans because these proved to be more reliable and efficient. This accounts for the sharp fall on the use of LPG in the last two years.