Written statement to Parliament

Cost of ministerial cars for 2009 to 2010

Details of the number and cost of government cars between 2009 to 2010, by individual department.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP

I am publishing today details of the number of and cost to departments of government cars provided to ministers by the Government Car and Despatch Agency during the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010.

The figures are:

  No of Cars at 31/03/10 Total Cost
Cabinet Office 4 £362,790.25
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 7 £694,236.23
Department for Education (formerly Department for Children, Schools and Families) 6 £489,193.30
Department for Communities and Local Government 6 £488,276.10
Department for Culture, Media and Sport 3 £305,397.32
Department for Energy and Climate Change 4 £303,129.83
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2 £275,989.34
Department for International Development 3 £256,656.35
Department for Transport 3 £282,979.08
Department for Work and Pensions 6 £506,726.45
Department of Health 6 £475,490.38
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 4 £368,534.31
HM Treasury* 6 £462,989.33
Home Office 6 £514,593.50
Law Officers’ Department 2 £188,130.75
Ministry of Defence 1 £106,342.80
Ministry of Justice 4 £320,429.90
Northern Ireland Office 2 £77,850.84
Scotland Office 1 £107,812.75
Wales Office 2 £150,504.20
  78 £6,738,053.01

*Note. Figures quoted for HM Treasury do not include direct payments made outside of GCDA.

Ministers are now encouraged to use public transport where practicable and the number of ministers entitled to an allocated government car and driver has been kept to a minimum. Other ministers are entitled to make use of the ministerial car pool service as needed.

Published 28 October 2010