Agility Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th November 2015.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation the Government is liable for in its contract with Agility Trains in the event that the new IEP fleet cannot be introduced according to its planned timescales due to delays to either (a) the Great Western Mainline electrification programme or (b) East Coat Mainline IEP enabling works.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

During the period 2009-10 to date, the following numbers of ministers have been entitled to use Government cars:

2009-10

4

2010-11

4

2011-12

4

2012-13

4

2013-14

4

2014-15

5

2015-16

5

As a result of a series of changes, including closure of the Government mail service, overall operating costs have fallen from £20.956m in 2010/11 to £6.325m in 2014/15. During the same period the number of vehicles in the GCS for use by ministers have fallen from 227 to 78.

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