Amounts spent on taxis for councillors and which councillors used them in 2013-14

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Thank you for the information supplied yesterdat to a FOI request I made about about taxi journeys for councillors paid for by Wirral Council.

You gave the following amounts spent for 2013-14:

A.P. Contract Hire Ltd £116.20
Wallasey Cars Limited £1599.20
Wirral Satellite Cars Limited £1282.45

Please could you tell me:

a) which Wirral Council councillor/s these taxis were supplied for in 2013-14 for:
i) A.P. Contract Hire Ltd
ii) Wallasey Cars Ltd
iii) Wirral Satellite Cars Ltd

b) the total amounts in pounds spent by Wirral Council in financial year 2013-14 with each taxi firm listed in (a) (i) to (iii) for each individual councillor/s given in answer to part (a) of this request.

If part (b) would take this request over the 18.5 hour limit then aggregate totals across all three firms for 2013-14 for each councillor will do.

I remind you of your s.16 duty to provide advice and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon


Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information


Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response to your enquiry below.


Please note that there is an agreement in place for School Appeals Panel
members to be reimbursed for taxi use, which are processed under the same
cost code as the Councillors’. Resultantly, the figures previously
provided included these payments. As your enquiry was concerned
specifically with taxi use by Councillors, these payments have been listed
simply as ‘School Appeal Panel Member(s)’ rather than by name.


The use of taxis’, and the associated costs, has been in connection with
legitimate Council business.


     Sum of £
Taxi Firm Cllr Total
AP Contract Hire Irene Williams 11.20
  Phil Davies (Plus 3 Staff) 54.00
  Steve Niblock 51.00
AP Contract Hire Total   116.20
Wallasey Cars Anne Davies 10.20
  Bill Davies 25.00
  Brian Kenny 5.00
  Christina Muspratt 10.10
  Irene Williams 46.20
  Joe Walsh 50.60
  Moira McLaughlin 197.10
  Pat Hackett 700.00
  School Appeals Panel Member(s) 99.10
  Steve Niblock 442.90
  Tony Norbury 13.00
Wallasey Cars Total   1,599.20
Wirral Satellite Cars Bill Davies 106.65
  Chris Meaden 6.70
  Christina Muspratt 159.40
  Denise Really 20.10
  Harry Smith 25.20
  Irene Williams 117.70
  Joe Walsh 184.55
  Moira McLaughlin 558.20
  Phil Brightmore 7.30
  School Appeals Panel Member(s) 11.20
  Steve Foulkes 17.50
  Steve Niblock 16.00
  Tony Norbury 51.95
Wirral Satellite Cars Total   1,282.45
Grand Total   2,997.85


Kind regards,


Sent on behalf of


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council


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