Fleet List

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Dear Preston City Council,

The Local Authority is requested to provide a list of motor vehicles operated by the council (owned or leased) currently licensed with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority (“the DVLA”). Please include the following details.

1. Registration Mark of each motor vehicle;
2. Fleet number allocated (if any);
3. Chassis Make and Model;
4. Type of Body fitted;
5. Date new or date of acquisition.

File attachments using Excel, Word, PDF or plain text are acceptable

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jarman

FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox, Preston City Council

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Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your reply to my recent Freedom of Information Request.

I note your refusal under section 31 (detection/prevention of crime) and advise you of the Information Commissioner’s decision notice 67004 regarding the provision of registration mark/numbers part of which I reproduce below:

“The Commissioner is therefore not satisfied that the council dealt with this
part of the request in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act in
that it did not apply the exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act correctly in
withholding the information in question.
Following the intervention of the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
council has since provided the complainant with the information he requested
apart from that relating to vehicle identification numbers.”

I should be grateful therefore if you can reconsider your decision in the light of this information and look forward to hearing from you in the near future

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jarman

FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox, Preston City Council

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FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox, Preston City Council

Dear Mr. Jarman,

Further to your email below I cannot trace the decision notice you refer to on the ICO website. The reference numbers generally begin with FS and are longer than5 digits. Please can you check and let me have the full number of the decision notice and/or the date and the parties involved?

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Ashcroft
Preston City Council

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Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Reference: FS50067004
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (SECTION 50)
DECISION NOTICE
Dated 29th November 2005
Name of Public Authority: Oxford City Council
Address of Public Authority: St Aldate’s Chambers
109 – 113 St Aldate’s
Oxford
OX1 1DS
Nature of Complaint
The Information Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) has received a
complaint which states that on 18th January 2005 the following information
was requested by the Complainant from Oxford City Council (the ‘Council’)
under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”):
Request One
“a list of all motor vehicles currently licensed with the Driver & Vehicle
Licensing Authority (“the DVLA”) where the Registered Keeper of the vehicle
is that of the Local Authority. The following information is requested:
1. Registration Mark of each motor vehicle;
2. Fleet number allocated (if any);
3. Department of the Local Authority to which the motor vehicle is
allocated;
4. Make and Model/Type;
5. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number);
6. Type of Body fitted;
7. Date new or date of acquisition;”
Request Two
“…..The Local Authority is requested to advise what historical information it
holds on motor vehicles that have been sold and are not otherwise listed in
Request 1”.
It is alleged by the complainant that the council incorrectly applied the
exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act to withhold the information on the
basis that its disclosure would be likely to prejudice the prevention and
detection of crime.
It is also alleged by the complainant that the council issued a refusal notice
dated 24th January 2005 that did not comply with the requirements of Section
Reference: FS50067004
17 of the Act in that it did not state the council’s reasons for claiming that, in
all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act outweighed the public interest in
disclosing the information.
It is also alleged by the complainant that the council did not comply with
Section 1 (1) (a) of the Act in that it failed to respond to the second request for
information made by the complainant on 18th January 2005.
It is also alleged by the complainant that the council did not comply with the
requirements of Section 16 of the Act in that it failed to provide reasonable
advice and assistance in response to a modified request made by the
complainant on 22nd January 2005 (the ‘modified request’).
The Commissioner’s Decision
Under Section 50(1) of the Act, except where a complainant has failed to
exhaust a local complaints procedure, or where the complaint is frivolous or
vexatious, subject to undue delay, or has been withdrawn, the Commissioner
is under a duty to consider whether the request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act and to issue a
Decision Notice to both the complainant and the public authority.
Request One
Vehicle Identification Numbers
In relation to that part of the information comprising vehicle identification
numbers the Commissioner is satisfied that the disclosure of this information
would be likely prejudice the prevention and detection of crime. He has
reached this conclusion in the light of advice from Thames Valley Police and
the DVLA that availability of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) to the public
at large would be likely to increase the risk of vehicle cloning. Therefore the
Commissioner is not satisfied that there is any obvious public interest in
disclosing VINs.
The Commissioner is also satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the
exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act in relation to the information about
vehicle identification numbers outweighs the public interest in disclosing the
information.
The Commissioner is therefore satisfied that the council has dealt with the
request in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act in that it has
applied the exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act correctly in withholding
the information about vehicle identification numbers
In relation to the rest of the information contained in Request One the
Commissioner is not satisfied that the disclosure of this information would be
likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.
Reference: FS50067004
The Commissioner is therefore not satisfied that the council dealt with this
part of the request in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act in
that it did not apply the exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act correctly in
withholding the information in question.
Following the intervention of the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
council has since provided the complainant with the information he requested
apart from that relating to vehicle identification numbers.
The council did not provide the complainant with information about vehicles
used for covert surveillance work as he had excluded this information when
he modified his request to the council on 22nd January 2005.
Refusal Notice
In relation to the refusal notice issued by the council on 24th January 2005 the
Commissioner is not satisfied that this complied with the requirements of
Section 17 of the Act in that the notice failed to state the council’s reasons for
claiming that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in
maintaining the exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act outweighed the
public interest in disclosing the information. The Commissioner has since
provided the council with advice as to what information should be included in
refusal notices in order to comply with the requirements of Section 17 of the
Act.
Request Two
In relation to the second request for information that the complainant made on
18th January 2005 the Commissioner is satisfied that the council responded to
this in its refusal notice dated 24th January 2005 and also in its letter of 24th
February 2005. In these circumstances the Commissioner is satisfied that the
council has dealt with this request in accordance with the requirements of
Section 1 (1) (a) of the Act.
Modified Request
In relation to the modified request that the complainant made on 22nd January
2005 the Commissioner is not satisfied that the council provided reasonable
advice and assistance to the complainant in response to this request. In
these circumstances the Commissioner is not satisfied that the council
complied with the requirements of Section 16 of the Act.
The Commissioner has since provided the council with advice as to what
Section 16 of the Act requires the council to provide in the way of advice and
assistance to persons making requests for information.
Reference: FS50067004
Right of Appeal
Either party has the right to appeal against this Decision Notice to the
Information Tribunal (the “Tribunal”). Information about the appeals process
can be obtained from:
Information Tribunal Tel: 0845 6000 277
Arnhem House Support Centre Fax: 0116 249 4253
PO Box 6987 Email: [email address]
Leicester
LE1 6ZX
Any Notice of Appeal should be served on the Tribunal within 28 days of the
date on which this Decision Notice is served.
Dated the 29th day of November 2005
Signed: ……………………………………………………
Richard Thomas
Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Reference: FS50067004
Statement of Reasons.
The complainant requested the following information from the council on 18th
January 2005.
“…a list of all motor vehicles currently licensed with the Driver & Vehicle
Licensing Authority (“the DVLA”) where the Registered Keeper of the vehicle
is that of the Local Authority”. The complainant also provided a list of the
information details requested and this included such things as; the fleet
number of the vehicle, the date the vehicle was acquired by the council, the
make and model/type of vehicle, the VIN or vehicle identification number and
the registration mark of each vehicle”
In addition the complainant also requested the council to advise what
historical information was held by the council on motor vehicles that had been
sold.
Oxford City Council withheld all the information requested under Section 31
(1) (a) of the Act on the basis that its disclosure would be likely to prejudice
the prevention and detection of crime.
The complainant then made a complaint to the Information Commissioner
alleging that the council had incorrectly applied the Section 31 exemption, had
issued a refusal notice that did not comply with Section 17 of the Act, had
failed to respond to a second request for information that was also made on
18th January 2005 and had failed to provide reasonable advice and
assistance in response to a modified request for information that was made
on 22nd January 2005
Request one
In respect of Request One, the Commissioner has considered the application
of s31 (1) to the information requested as follows;
1. Whether disclosure of the information requested by the complainant would,
or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or detection of crime and, if so,
2. whether in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in
maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the
information.
In respect of information about Vehicle Identification Numbers the
Commissioner is satisfied that, from information supplied to the Commissioner
by the council about advice the council obtained from Thames Valley Police
and the DVLA, the council has correctly applied the provisions of s31(1)(a)
and has established (1) that disclosure of this information would be likely to
prejudice the prevention and detection of crime and (2) that the public interest
in maintaining the exemption in Section 31 (1) (a) of the Act outweighs the
public interest in disclosing the information relating to vehicle identification
numbers.
Reference: FS50067004
In respect of the disclosure of information about Vehicle Identification
Numbers, the Commissioner is therefore satisfied that the council applied the
provisions of s31 (1) (a) of the Act correctly.
With regard to the other information requested in Request One, the
Commissioner is not satisfied that the council has established that disclosure
of all the other information requested would be likely to prejudice the
prevention and detection of crime. This does not include information about
vehicles used for covert surveillance work as the complainant excluded this
information when he modified his request to the council on 22nd January 2005.
Accordingly, in respect of the disclosure of the remainder of the information
contained in Request One the Commissioner is not satisfied that the council
applied the provisions of s31 (1) (a) correctly.
Refusal Notice
Section 17(3) of the Act provides that, in a refusal notice which relies upon the
provisions of s(2) (2) (b), the refusal notice must state the reasons for claiming
that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information .
Having seen a copy of the refusal notice issued by the council on 24th January
2005 the Commissioner is satisfied that the refusal notice did not comply with
Section 17 of the Act in that it did not state the reasons why the public interest
in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the
information.
Request Two
From the information provided to the Commissioner by the council, the
Commissioner is satisfied that the council had responded in accordance with
Section 1 (1) (a) of the Act to the second request for information made on 18th
January 2005 in the refusal notice that it issued on 24th February 2005 and its
letter of 24th February 2005.
Modified Request
To the extent that the council could have complied with Request One without
the inclusion of the Vehicle Identification Numbers, the Commissioner has
determined that the council failed to provide reasonable advice and
assistance as required by Section 16 of the Act in failing to advise the
complainant of this fact in its response to a modified request for information
that was made on 22nd January 2005.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Jarman

FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox, Preston City Council

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Caron Parmenter, Preston City Council

Good afternoon Mr.  Jarman

FYI.

Kind regards

Caron.

 

Caron Parmenter
Head of Legal and Democratic Services - Monitoring Officer
+441772906373
Preston City Council

From: Caron Parmenter
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:33 PM
To: '[FOI #528974 email].'
Cc: Trish Ashcroft
Subject: Review of FOI decision- Fleet List

 

Good afternoon Mr. Jarman,

I write further to your request for in internal review of Mrs. Ashcroft’s
response in respect of the Council’s fleet list.

 As part of the decision , all information was disclosed with the
exception of the vehicle registration numbers. The Council maintained that
the registration numbers were exempt under Section 31(a) of the Freedom of
Information Act relating to the prevention and detection of crime.

I now write to inform you that I have had an opportunity to review that
decision and I am of the opinion that this information should be released
having read the Decision Notice which was issued by the Commissioner in
respect of Oxford City Council.

I have subsequently notified the relevant department and this information
will be forwarded to you without undue delay.

Thank you for your initial request.

Kind regards

Caron Parmenter.

 

 

Caron Parmenter
Head of Legal and Democratic Services - Monitoring Officer
[1]Telephone Telephone: [2]+441772906373
[3]Location Legal
Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
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Dear Sir,

Further to previous correspondence please find attached a fleet list including the registration numbers as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Ashcroft
Governance Officer
Preston City Council

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