Home Office: Travel

Home Office written question – answered on 13th July 2015.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in her Department are entitled to the use of a (i) car with a dedicated driver, (ii) car from the Government car pool and (iii) taxi ordered through a departmental account.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

There is no entitlement for civil servants or special advisers to the use of (i) a car with a dedicated driver, (ii) a car from the government car pool (iii) a taxi ordered through a departmental account. However where there is business justification, pool vehicles can be driven by any employee of the Home Office holding the appropriate driving licence and approved by their line manager or local vehicle manager.

Taxis may also be ordered for official business journeys in properly defined circumstances. This is subject to line manager approval in line with the Department’s travel and expenses policy.

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