Government “red boxes”, briefcases and papers have been chauffeur-driven on their own in ministerial cars almost 2,000 times – despite a supposed Whitehall crackdown.

A Freedom of Information request tabled by The Huffington Post UK has revealed the full extent of the practice of using taxpayer-funded vehicles to ferry documents around Westminster in “air-conditioned splendour” – even when the minister is not travelling with them.

Reported by the Huffington Post UK. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.