Dear City of London Police Authority,
I am looking to gain three things please- In the last year ( August 2017-August 2018) :
1) The number of people people who have tried to claim on their car insurance when they have hit a bollard- In a car park, drive-thru or in everyday life in general.
2) What was their excuse when they tried to get insurance for this
3) How many people have told the council they have hit a bollard
*I don’t need names/ figures and quotes please
I appreciate this might not be data you hold- but if you have anything around this that would be very useful please,
Dear Ms Gaskell,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for
information of 14 August 2018, below.
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Dear Ms Gaskell,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST
Following your request for information of 14 August 2018, and our
acknowledgement of 15 August 2018, the City of London (CoL) responds as
1. In accordance with section 1(1)(a) of the FOIA, the CoL confirms that
it does not hold information on people trying to claim on their car
insurance when they have hit a bollard- In a car park, drive-thru or
in everyday life in general.
2. Please see response to question 1.
3. Members of the public are able to contact the CoL to report damage to
bollards. They are not required to give other details. Therefore, in
accordance with section 1(1)(a) of the FOIA, the CoL confirms that it
does not hold this information.
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