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Departmental Motor Vehicles

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on hire vehicles in each of the last five financial years. (291605)

In the last five financial years, my Department’s expenditure for car hire is broken down as:

Spend on car hire (£)

Ministers

Staff

2004-05

77,153.00

126.00

2005-06

92,866.68

277.37

2006-07

106,707.39

41.02

2007-08

135,649.52

0

2008-09

217,129.45

143.44

The increase in car hire for Ministers in 2008-09 came about because in previous years the Secretary of State’s car was provided by the Northern Ireland Office and then the Department of Work and Pensions when he held dual responsibilities.