§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his estimate is of the cost of(a) ministerial cars and drivers and (b) taxis for his Department in each of the last four years. 
§ Mr. MacShane
On(a), I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office on 30 January 2002, Official Report, column 406W.
>On (b), FCO expenditure on taxis for the last five years was:
Financial year £ 1998 226,736.15 1999 329,903.63 2000 380,830.36 2001 1378,158.43 1 Costs incurred from 1 April to 31 December 2001