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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how many times (i) he and (ii) each other Minister in his Department has travelled to their constituency in a ministerial car since May 2010.
For security reasons, the Department prefers not to give details of individual ministerial journeys.
Nevertheless, in a typical week members of the ministerial team do make regular use of the ministerial car service to travel in an official capacity.
Section 10 of the Ministerial Code provides guidance on travel for Ministers and makes clear that Ministers must ensure that they always make efficient and cost-effective travel arrangements