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28 October 2010
P-8951/2010
Question for written answer P-8951/2010
to the Council
Rule 117
Nigel Farage (EFD)

 Subject: Private use of chauffeur-driven vehicles by officials of the EU
 Answer in writing 

Is the following, as reported in the Daily Telegraph(1), accurate and, if it is inaccurate, what is actually the case?

‘Aides for Mr Van Rompuy admitted to the Daily Telegraph that he used official cars and chauffeurs to take him, his wife, four children, two of their spouses and two grandchildren more than 162 miles to France to catch a holiday flight in August.

His official motorcade was then waiting for the family group to bring them back to Brussels from Paris when they returned from their private vacation, thought to be in the Caribbean.

The cost of an equivalent trip, hiring three S-class Mercedes cars and drivers from the Brussels based “Belgian Limo” company, would be over GBP 4 000.’

If this is not the case, what are asserted to be the correct facts?

(1)http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8061863/EU-president-used-official-motorcade-for-family-holiday-trip.html

 OJ C 249 E, 26/08/2011
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