§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Prime Minister what is the yearly cost of hiring motor cars for use by Ministers of the Crown and senior civil servants; and if she will estimate the cost of the Government keeping its own fleet of small motor cars for this purpose.
§ The Prime Minister
The Government car service currently provides chauffeur driven transport to Ministers of the Crown, the Leader of the Opposition, senior civil servants and other authorised users of the service at an annual cost of £3,351,000. To supplement this at periods of peak demand, chauffeur driven cars and taxis are hired at an annual cost of £186,000.