Department for Education: Taxis

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th July 2020.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many private hire cars his Department has used since 2015; how long each journey was; and what the cost of those journeys were to the public purse.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The table below provides the information requested relating to the use of private hire cars by the Department since 2015.

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Totals

No. of Private Hire Cars

3568

3313

3525

4576

3576

959

19,517

Rental Days

5416

4870

5094

6817

5160

1373

28,730

Total Annual Mileage

1,217,012

1,156,713

1,373,307

2,249,283

1,702,628

683,244

8,382,187

Total Cost

£208,766

£189,879

£205,389

£263,760

£198,893

£52,110

£1,118,797

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