Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will quantify the cost of the factors which led to an increase in the cost of cars for Ministers in his Department since 1990–91.
§ Mr. Howard
I refer to my reply to the hon. Member's question of 15 December,Official Report, column 661. I understand that higher pay, vehicle and fuel costs and price restructuring to recover full costs were the main factors in the increased charges for ministerial cars supplied by the Government car service.