Departmental Official Cars

Transport written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) which make and model of car is provided for the Leader of the House of Lords by the Government Car and Despatch Agency;

(2) what car the Government Car and Despatch Agency provides for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip;

(3) which make and model of car she has chosen as her Ministerial car to be provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

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

The Prime Minister sets the criteria for cars for use by Ministers. Currently, Cabinet Ministers may choose either a diesel powered Jaguar XJ or a Toyota Prius hybrid. Other Ministers may also choose from a Toyota Prius, a Honda Civic hybrid or any other suitable car with a CO2 emission of 185 g/km or less.

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