HC Deb 30 January 1996 vol 270 c698W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many chauffeurs are employed by Her Majesty's Government; and what percentage of them are disabled. [12227]

Mr. Willetts

This is an operational matter on which I have asked the chief executive of the Security Facilities Executive—SAFE—to write to the hon. Member direct.

Letter from John King to Mr. Gordon McMaster, dated 29 January 1996: I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question to the Deputy Prime Minister seeking information on the number of chauffeurs employed by the Government and what percentage are disabled. My Agency is responsible for the Government Car Service which employs the majority of the governments' chauffeurs. There are currently 148 GCS drivers/chauffeurs, none of which are at present registered disabled. The nature of the GCS drivers duties, which includes security and safety considerations, call for people who can meet the exacting physical requirements for the job.

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