HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1569W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many fixed penalty notices for speeding were issued against vehicles belonging to the Government Car Service during 2003; [153592]

(2) on how many occasions in the last 12 months for which information is available Government Car Service vehicles have been identified by road safety cameras as travelling in excess of the speed limit; [153593]

(3) how many Government Car Service drivers have resigned during the last 12 months following disqualifications from driving. [153594]

Mr. Alexander

The responsibility for the provision of ministerial cars and drivers has been delegated under the terms of the Framework Document to the Government Car and Despatch Agency. I have asked its Chief Executive Mr. Nick Matheson to write to the hon. Member. Copies of his letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

Norman Baker

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on the provision of Government cars to Whips. [154811]

Mr. Alexander

Guidance on the use of official cars is set out in the Ministerial Code and Travel By Ministers.

The Chief Whips in both the Commons and Lords are entitled to be provided with allocated cars. Other whips are able to use cars in the Government Car Service pool for official purposes. This travel is decided on a case-bycase basis.

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