Lease Vehicles

Peter Bernard made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear North Wales Fire and Rescue Service,

I am grateful for you taking the time to respond to my request for information.

As a resident and tax payer within the boundaries of North Wales, I am becoming increasingly aware of the large number of fire service vehicles I see travelling across the region. It would seem that the number of such vehicles has increased ten-fold over the last decade.

I am concerned that there is insufficient financial and corporate governance on this area of public spending within our fire service and so would like relevant information so as to confirm or abate my suspicion.

Can you please provide the following information:

1. Total number of leased vehicles within NWFRS at this present time and the annual cost to the Authority?. Also, the number of leased cars for the year 2008 and associated costs, so that a comparison can be drawn.

2. The rationale and justification for flexi-duty system (FDS) officers to drive luxury marquee vehicles (Mercedes, Audi, etc.) during a period of public fiscal constraints?.

3. The rationale and justification for FDS leased vehicles not being adorned in NWFRS livery and high visibility, conspicuous reflective materials to increase public safety at incident attendance?. This is in contrast to all other operational vehicles and misses an opportunity to promote fire safety messages.

4. The number of leased vehicles and their associated costs to public finances provided to department heads, managers etc. who are not on a flexi duty system and the justification for those persons receiving this benefit in kind from the public purse?

5. The total amount (in monetary terms) of personal mileage paid/ reimbursed by the Chief Fire Officer and other principal officers (DCFO & ACFO's) back into service finances for the period 2016/2017. To clarify my question so as to avoid any ambiguity, if say the CFO used a grand total of £100 worth of fuel for the period of 2016/ 2017, how much did he pay back to the service/ public purse for the amount of fuel he used for personal/ private use?.

It would be helpful to have two sets of figures - 1. Total fuel costs 2. Private fuel costs derived from the total costs.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Bernard

FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) hereby acknowledges receipt of
your request for information as detailed below, which is being actioned
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This is now
receiving the Service’s attention and a response will be provided within
20 working days. To confirm, your request was received on 18^th April 2018
and you have supplied an email address for response.

Yours faithfully,

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ffôn / Telephone: 01745 535290
Ffôn Symudol / Mobile Phone: 07787 578350
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

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yn ymateb yn gyfartal i’r ddwy ac yn ateb yn eich dewis iaith heb oedi.

We welcome correspondence and calls in Welsh and English - we will respond
equally to both and will reply in your language of choice without delay.

Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn profi’ch larwm mwg yn rheolaidd. Os nad oes
gennych larwm, neu os ydy’ch larwm wedi torri, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234,
anfonwch e-bost i [1][email address]  neu ewch i 
[2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk am gyngor  ynglŷn â beth i’w wneud nesaf.

Please make sure that you regularly check your smoke alarm.  If you do not
have one, or find that the one that you do have is not working, call 0800
169 1234, e-mail [3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk for advice on what to do next.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

Further to your recent request made under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act regarding lease vehicles and associated costs, the
response from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is as follows.

 

1.      Total number of leased vehicles within NWFRS at this present time
and the annual cost to the Authority?.  Also, the number of leased cars
for the year 2008 and associated costs, so that a comparison can be drawn.

2018:   37 vehicles – cost to Service £131,747.54 (2018/19 data)

2008:   46 vehicles – cost to Service £189,113.85 (2008/09 data)

 

2.  The rationale and justification for flexi-duty system (FDS) officers
to drive luxury marquee vehicles (Mercedes, Audi, etc.) during a period of
public fiscal constraints?

 

Please be advised that the Freedom of Information Act applies to recorded
information only and, therefore, the information you have requested is not
held by NWFRS. 

 

3.  The rationale and justification for FDS leased vehicles not being
adorned in NWFRS livery and high visibility, conspicuous reflective
materials to increase public safety at incident attendance?.  This is in
contrast to all other operational vehicles and misses an opportunity to
promote fire safety messages.

 

Please be advised that the Freedom of Information Act applies to recorded
information only and, therefore, the information you have requested is not
held by NWFRS.

 

4.  The number of leased vehicles and their associated costs to public
finances provided to department heads, managers etc. who are not on a
flexi duty system and the justification for those persons receiving this
benefit in kind from the public purse?

 

6 vehicles - cost to Service £18,566.19

 

5.  The total amount (in monetary terms) of personal mileage paid/
reimbursed by the Chief Fire Officer and other principal officers (DCFO &
ACFO's) back into service finances for the period 2016/2017.  To clarify
my question so as to avoid any ambiguity, if say the CFO used a grand
total of £100 worth of fuel for the period of  2016/ 2017, how much did he
pay back to the service/ public purse for the amount of fuel he used for
personal/ private use?. 

It would be helpful to have two sets of figures - 1.  Total fuel costs 
2.  Private fuel costs derived from the total costs.

 

Total Fuel Costs:        £10,029.41

Private Fuel Costs:   £6,053.83

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

The Freedom of Information Officer

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters

Ffordd Salesbury

St Asaph Business Park

St Asaph

Denbighshire

LL17 0JJ

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours faithfully,

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ffôn / Telephone: 01745 535290
Ffôn Symudol / Mobile Phone: 07787 578350
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg - byddwn
yn ymateb yn gyfartal i’r ddwy ac yn ateb yn eich dewis iaith heb oedi.

We welcome correspondence and calls in Welsh and English - we will respond
equally to both and will reply in your language of choice without delay.

Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn profi’ch larwm mwg yn rheolaidd. Os nad oes
gennych larwm, neu os ydy’ch larwm wedi torri, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234,
anfonwch e-bost i [2][email address]  neu ewch i 
[3]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk am gyngor  ynglŷn â beth i’w wneud nesaf.

Please make sure that you regularly check your smoke alarm.  If you do not
have one, or find that the one that you do have is not working, call 0800
169 1234, e-mail [4][email address] or visit
[5]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk for advice on what to do next.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir