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Government Departments: Cars

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Statement

I am publishing today details of the number of, and cost to departments of the provision of, allocated cars and drivers by the Government Car and Despatch Agency to Ministers during 2008-09.

The figures are:

Department

No of Cars

Contracted Cost

Notes

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

6

274,000

1 and 2

Cabinet Office

7

426,200

3

Leader of the House of Commons, the Government’s Equalities Office and the Leader of the House of Lords

3

223,100

Department for Communities and Local Government

6

418,300

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

3

243,400

Department for Children, Schools and Families

5

360,900

Department of Energy and Climate Change

3

99,000

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

4

262,400

Department for International Development

4

272,000

Department for Transport

4

289,800

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

5

301,400

Department for Work and Pensions

6

428,800

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

5

367,700

Department of Health

6

409,000

HM Treasury

6

350,900

Home Office

6

483,300

Law Officers’ Department

2

148,200

Ministry of Defence

1

85,100

Ministry of Justice

5

310,600

Northern Ireland Office

2

286,200

Scotland Office

2

103,900

Wales Office

2

137,000

Notes:-

1. The Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs was a post held jointly between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The Government Cars (GC) service costs were met by BERR.

2. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Consumer Affairs was a post held jointly between the Department for International Development (DfID) and BERR. The GC costs were met by DfID.

3. Cabinet Office figures include cars for Ministers in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Minister for the Olympics.