To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people in his Department have been entitled to use the Government Car Service in each year since 2009-10.
10 November 2015
This answer is a correction from the original answer.
During the period 2009-10 to date, the following numbers of ministers have been entitled to use Government cars:
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.
I am committed to ensuring that the trains enter service as planned. Contractual details regarding any compensation is commercially confidential.