HC Deb 09 March 1981 vol 1000 c236W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many Government cars are available to officials and civil servants in his Department; what are the rules governing their use; and what is the total cost per annum for providing such a service.

Mr. Waddington

At the present time my Department has 45 cars—all self-drive—available for official use; such use is authorised only when it will facilitate the efficient discharge of public business, subject to prior approval being obtained from a nominated officer; the operating cost to the Department for the 1979–80 financial year was £64,576.