§ Mr. Pearson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) cars and (b) commercial vehicles operated by his Department were manufactured (i) in the UK, (ii) in the EU and (iii) elsewhere. 
§ Mr. Straw
The information requested is given in the table. It has not been possible to identify the exact origin of all the vehicles as this would require individual chassis numbers which are not readily to hand.
Home Office fleet vehicles: place of manufacture Cars Commercial vehicles Total1 Total percentage of fleet United Kingdom 95 330 425 42 European Union 295 81 376 37 United Kingdom/European Union2 45 95 140 14 Other 0 18 18 2 Not known2 20 5 45 5 1Figures exclude any vehicles over 10 years old 2Some manufacturers (eg Vauxhall) require details regarding individual chassis numbers and model specifications to be able to give this information