To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps have been taken to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Government's fleet of ministerial cars; and what steps she plans to take in the future.
The Government Car and Despatch Agency is responsible for providing ministerial cars. Each year since 2005-06, the Agency have been set a target to reduce the average tailpipe emissions of CO2 from its fleet. In April 2005, the ministerial fleet average was 204.92 grams per kilometre (g/km). In March 2008, the fleet average was 145.2 g/km, a reduction of over 29 per cent. The Agency is exploring ways of getting the whole of the ministerial fleet to an average of 130 g/km in line with the Government's target for the whole Government fleet of 130 g/km by 2012.