Departmental Taxis

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th March 2010.

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Photo of Ian Stewart Ian Stewart Labour, Eccles

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred on such contracts in each year since his Department was established.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families was created in June 2007. The Department does not currently have any contracts with private hire taxi companies but does have an arrangement with the Government Car Despatch Agency (GCDA). Any other expenditure incurred would be through account arrangements or through spot hire.

Expenditure incurred for each year with companies through accounts or spot hire since the Department was established is as follows. These figures also include expenditure (GCDA).

June 2007 to March 2008 247,738.00
April 2008 to March 2009 319,447.03
April 2009 to December 2009 237,359.30
Total 804,544.33

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