MPS drivers (1)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you let me have the total cost to the MPA/MPS of providing drivers for the senior officers' fleet of cars? How many drivers does this provide (including drivers who are shared by ACPO officers and/or drivers who have other duties within the MPS)?


Answer for MPS drivers (1)

Answer for MPS drivers (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The average cost of a driver is, £40,500 p.a. This includes employment on-costs, including overtime and allowances. The cost of the driver is met from within the business groups' budgets.

There are currently 30 drivers for a total of 44 MPS ACPO rank officers. The total cost of drivers is £1,215,000.

The provision of cars and drivers is under review in order to improve operational efficiency.