Government Car and Despatch Agency

International Development written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10; and what proportion of such payments was made in respect of the Government Car Service.

Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

The amount paid by the Department for International Development (DFID) to the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) in each of the past five years is provided in the following table.

Amount paid to GCDA (£)
2004-05 256,841
2005-06 283,476
2006-07 262,604
2007-08 313,092
2008-09 537,398
2009-10 to date 352,428

Costs to DFID of ministerial cars are reported annually to Parliament by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport through written ministerial statements and are available in the Libraries of the House.

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