Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Lancashire Constabulary

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

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 Police 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

Information assurance unit,

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 2703/10

I write in connection with your request for information dated the 15/09/2010 which was received by Lancashire Constabulary on the same day. I note you seek access to the following information:

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated
by the Police 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.

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Regards,

Bryony Hopkinson
Freedom of Information Officer
Data Protection - Lancashire Constabulary
Tel: 01772 413324
Fax: 01772 412123
Email: [email address]

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Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary's response to your recent
request made under the Freedom of Information Act (our ref as per the
subject line).

Regards,

Bryony Hopkinson

Freedom of Information Officer

Data Protection - Lancashire Constabulary

Tel: 01772 413324

Fax: 01772 412123

Email: [1][email address]

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