Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the annual cost to the Department of the car service for Ministers; and how many vehicles are involved.
§ Mr. Michael Howard
The Home Secretary has three cars supplied by the Home Office. The average annual cost, inclusive of maintenance, is £98,000. Other Home Office Ministers use four cars supplied by the Government car service. In addition, the GCS supplies cars for the transport of ministerial dispatch boxes. The estimated cost of these cars for 1993–94 is £247,000.