§ Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence at what rank civilian officials in his Department are allocated official cars; and how many such cars are allocated.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Senior civilian officials in the Ministry of Defence have access to a car pool run by our London car service. No official has a car allocated to him personally. However, 20 officials of deputy Secretary rank and above have "first call" on 10 of these cars, which are released for use by the pool when not required by them.