Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the department and the number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Dear Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles'.

A Response to my request has been delayed, the authority should
have responded promptly and by the 13th of October. when will i
receivce a response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Willoughby, James - Corporate Core - Democratic Services, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Our reference: 2410 FOI

Dear Mr Panchaud

Thank you for your email to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Please
note that the Fire and Rescue Service is part of Oxfordshire County
Council you were sent a response to your request on 18 October 2010. A
copy of the response is attached below.

I appreciate that you have not had a direct response to the request to
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and for that I apologise; however
Oxfordshire County Council's website quite clearly indicates that the
Fire and Rescue Service is part of the council and it would have
required very little effort on your part to determine this before
submitting your request for a review.

Yours sincerely,

James Willoughby
Complaints & Freedom of Information Manager
Oxfordshire County Council
Complaints & Freedom of Information Team
County Hall
New Road

Tel: 01865 815906
Fax: 01865 783195
E-mail: [email address] (direct)
E-mail: [email address] (FOI team) [email address]
Internet: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

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