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Government Car and Despatch Agency

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her 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. (316427)

The Department’s expenditure with the Government Car and Despatch Agency is detailed in the following table.

£

2004-05

n/a

2005-06

390,700

2006-07

407,800

2007-08

415,900

2008-09

779,865

2009-10 (nine months to December)

479,497

The Department does not hold this information for 2004-05. The data for 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 relate to the use of ministerial cars and the car for the permanent secretary only. The expenditure for 2008-09 and for the first nine months of 2009-10 includes all departmental expenditure with the Government Car and Despatch Agency. The proportional split of expenditure the Government Car Service could be provided only at disproportionate cost.