HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc133-4W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many gallons of petrol were consumed for 1987 and 1988 by cars in the Government car pool.

Mr. Chope

Figures for the number of gallons of fuel consumed are not readily available and could be obtained

Consultancy Firm Subject of Assignment
Management consultancy
P A Computers and Telecommunications Ltd To carry out an analysis of PSA financial and management accounting processes as they would be performed under a full commercial accounting regime.
P A Computers and Telecommunications Ltd To examine the impact of existing IT systems relating to Directly Employed Labour (DEL) performance
Price Waterhouse Business and Finance Development
Samuel Montagu and Co Ltd Advice on effecting the sale of the Crown Suppliers
Write Solutions Ltd Assistance with development of the marketing strategy for QEII Conference Centre
Michael Rines Associates Public Relations Support for QEII Conference Centre
MCP Management Consultants Software support
Farnfield Marketing Consultants Ltd Establishing the sales potential of publications produced by PSA's Director General of Design Services
Duffy, Eley Giffone and Worthington Impact of New Technology on Accommodation Standards
Peat Marwick McLintock Assessment of tenders for contracting out management of maintenance and minor works activities
BIS Applied Systems Ltd Support in the development of a Quality Support Framework
BIS Applied Systems Ltd Support in the production of a statement of requirement for PSA's Regional Computing Standards
BIS Applied Systems Ltd Support in the development of a Configuration Management Framework
Dialatron Business Systems Ltd Evaluation, implementation and development of facilities on text processing equipment
Systems Designers plc Software support
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd Software support
Peat Marwick McLintock Introduction of Low Cost 2-dimensional computer aided draughting (CAD) system
Dr Stanley Port Support for General Draughting Management Study
ICL (UK) Ltd Support for computer communications
Norbec (Microfilm) Ltd Support for installation of microfilming system
BIS Applied Systems Ltd Assistance in the review, development and evaluation of IT standards
ICL (UK) Ltd Software support
ICL (UK) Ltd Technical support to link computer operating systems
Computer Consultancy
Applied Network Technology Ltd Transfer of priority data from an Apple microcomputer to an IBM PC
P A Computers and Telecommunications Ltd Evaluation of PC-based software for project management requirements
Peter Downes Ltd To develop proposals for a comprehensive register of computing, telecoms and office machinery held by PSA

only at disproportionate cost. But in 1987 the Government car service spent £190,317 on petrol. In 1988 that figure was £183,008 (both figures are exclusive of VAT)

Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many cars there are in the Government car pool; and how many of those use unleaded petrol.

Mr. Chope

The Government car service operate 181 vehicles. By the middle of this year we intend to have 128 vehicles capable of using unleaded petrol. At present 39 have this capability.