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Departmental Official Cars

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

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.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

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.

As of 5 April, the Secretary of State, the Minister for Employment and the Minister for Pensions last used the ministerial car service on 4 April.

As of 5 April, the Minister for Welfare Reform last used the service on 1 April and the Minister for Disabled People on 5 April.

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

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