§ Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants in his Department and at what ranks have: (a) an official car allocated to them, (b) first call on official cars from a pool and (c) other than occasional access to an official car on any other basis.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Official cars are allocated to Her Majesty's Chief Inspec-518W tor of Constabulary, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services and Her Majesty's Inspectors of Contabulary, of whom there are five. The Permanent Under-Secretary of State has first call on one of a small pool of departmental vehicles. Certain immigration offices are provided with official cars for use by their immigration staff as a whole where that is necessary for the efficient performance of their duties.