HC Deb 28 May 2004 vol 422 c96W
John Barrett

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of official vehicles used by his Department are run on(a)petrol, (b)diesel, (c)liquid petroleum gas and (d)compressed natural gas. [172767]

Mr. Gareth Thomas

The Government as a whole have signed up to carious targets for improving the performance of then own vehicle fleet, details of which, together with reports on each Department's progress towards these targets, are available at www.sustainable-development.gov.uk.

Two of DFID's three ministerial vehicles are provided by the Government Car Service (GCS.) Detailed information on the breakdown of the GCS vehicle fleet is being provided separately. The remaining vehicle runs on liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

While DFID does not have a significant vehicle fleet, we have put in place a range of measures to reduce the environmental impact of our transport-related activities, such as an award-winning videoconference system linking our offices, facilities for staff who cycle to work, and promotion of public transport alternatives.

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