HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c95W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many former Prime Ministers are now having supplied to them a car, taxed, insured and garaged, with chauffeur, at taxpayers' expense; and, on the basis of the known salaries of hon. Members plus the pensions claimable by ex-Prime Ministers, what these cars would be worth on a tax-paid basis as against the present tax-free arrangement.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Three. These cars are provided on the advice of the security authorities and the value to the individual is therefore incidental. Any attempt to impute the hypothetical worth in these circumstances would be not only disproportionately costly but misleading.