Departmental Official Cars

Transport written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 923W, on official cars, if she will require the Government Car and Despatch Agency to undertake an assessment of the effect of its purchasing patterns on the UK car manufacturing sector.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The ministerial car fleet represents an extremely small fraction (less than 0.0001 per cent.) of new cars sold in the UK each year. We do not consider that making an assessment of the impact of this procurement on the domestic car manufacturing industry would be productive.

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