§ Mr. MacShane
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of chauffeur-driven cars used by his Department was in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
This information is not held centrally and could be provided in the form requested only at disproportionate cost.
For that information which is readily available, however, I refer the hon. Member to the answer which my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave to the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 11 July 1995, Official Report, column 534, the letter which my noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State sent to the hon. Member for Darlington on 20 July 1995 and my letter of 28 November 1995 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Dr. Jones).
A copy of both letters have been placed in the Library of the House.