HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c207W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is her estimate of the cost of(a) Ministerial cars and drivers and (b) the Department's bill for taxis, in (i) 1995–96, (ii) 1996–97, (iii) 1997–98 to date and (iv) 1997–98 full year. [27746]

Mr. Field

[holding answer 5 February 1998]: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the table.

The estimated costs for the use of ministerial cars and drivers
Year £
1995–96 254,072
1996–97 262,652
1997–98 to 31 January 221,301
1997–98 full year 268,826

The information requested on the Departmental use of taxis cannot be separately identified.