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Government Car and Despatch Agency

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service. (316423)

The amount paid by the Department for International Development (DFID) to the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) in each of the past five years is provided in the following table.

Amount paid to GCDA (£)

2004-05

256,841

2005-06

283,476

2006-07

262,604

2007-08

313,092

2008-09

537,398

2009-10 to date

352,428

Costs to DFID of ministerial cars are reported annually to Parliament by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport through written ministerial statements and are available in the Libraries of the House.