§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many credit cards have been issued for official use by the Department since May 2002; how many departmental credit cards are in use; what has been the itemised cost for each credit card; and how many departmental credit cards are in use that were issued prior to May 2002. 
§ Mr. Leslie
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister uses the Government Procurement Card and Corporate Card; there is no cost to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is unable to separate figures from Department for Transport without incurring disproportionate cost.
There were 84 cards issued since May 2002, which brings the total number in use at present to 214. Prior to May 2002 there were 125 cards in use.