Steven Macaskill

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,
Could you please tell me the following about Bus Na Comhairle,

1) How often are the buses serviced?

2)Could you please list the following costs for the full years of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019:

i) How much each service costs, for the different types of buses,
ii) How much each MOT costs, for the different type of buses,
iii) How much has been spent on fitter's time, for each individual bus
iv) How much has been spent on parts, for each individual bus,
v) How much has been spent on hiring buses in from elsewhere (including dates of each
hire)
vi) How much has been spent on using external tradesmen (and how often they are used)

Yours faithfully,

Steven Macaskill

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Steven Macaskill

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2019032427000016.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("the Act") / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (`the EIRs') and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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Steven Macaskill

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's handling of my FOI request 'Bus Na Comhairle - Garage Costs'.

I have now been waiting 37 days for my request to be answered, could you please explain the reason for this?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Steven Macaskill

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Steven Macaskill

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2019043027000146.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ("the Act") / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (`the EIRs') and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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Tim Langley, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Macaskill

 

Your request for a review has been forwarded to me.  I will conduct the
review and will provide a full written response within 20 working days of
your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tim Langley

Tiom Langley| Manaidsear Sheirbheisean Lagha| Comhairle nan Eilean Siar|
Rathad Shanndabhaig| Steornabhagh| Eilean Leodhais| HS1 2BW

Tim Langley| Legal Services Manager| Comhairle nan Eilean Siar| Sandwick
Road| Stornoway| Isle of Lewis| HS1 2BW

[1][email address] | 01851 822604 | Ext 211214

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Macaskill

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2019032427000016)

I have carried out a review of the Comhairle's handling of your request. 
You should have received a response to your original request within 20
working days, but you did not, for which I apologise.

The Comhairle's response to your original request is as follows:

1) How often are the buses serviced?
Buses are inspected every 21 days, services are generally mileage based as
per the manufacturer’s instructions. Repairs carried out as required.  

2)Could you please list the following costs for the full years of 2014,
2015,
2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019:

i) How much each service costs, for the different types of buses,
That information is not available for the different types..

  ii) How much each MOT costs, for the different type of buses,
That information is not available for the different types.

 iii) How much has been spent on fitter's time, for each individual bus
That information is not available for the different types.

 iv) How much has been spent on parts, for each individual bus,
That information is not available for the different types.

 v) How much has been spent on hiring buses in from elsewhere (including
dates of each hire)
MX61 BBV    from 27/01/14 until 21/05/14 leased at £500 per week
MX60 BXF    from 04/02/14 until 13/05/14 leased at £500 per week
MX60 BXG   from 05/02/14 until 17/04/14 leased at £500 per week
YJ58 FFD     from 11/02/14 until  28/04/14 leased at £2400 per month
MX09 AOU  from 24/02/18 until 06/06/14 leased at £500 per week
YJ59 NNO    from 24/02/14 until 29/04/14 leased at £595 per week
T504 EUB    from 12/06/17 until 30/06/17 hired at £100 per day
WA54 HXV   from 22/01/18 until 26/01/18 hired in at £90 per day
YJ10 OAD    from 09/02/18 until 15/03/18 hired at £110 per day
SJ05 ACX    from 07/03/18 until 30/03/18 hired in at £90 per day
YJ10 OAD    from 30/03/10 until 13/04/18 hired in at £110 per day
WA54 HXW  from 10/10/18 until 12/10/18 hired in at £90 per day

vi) How much has been spent on using external tradesmen (and how often
they are used)
This information is not available.

You may wish to make a further request for information taking into account
these responses.  For example, you may wish to request the overall service
costs for each year rather than seeking the costs by type of bus.

Should you remain dissatisfied after completion of the review process you
may, within 6 months, apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner,
Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish
whether your request for information has been processed in accordance with
Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You may also
request an appeal through the Commissioner's online appeal service which
is available 24/7 and offers requesters real time help and advice about
their appeal - [1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain
dissatisfied after the conclusion of an application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner you have the right to appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law.

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Kind regards
Tim Langley

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [2]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)
 
 
From: Steven Macaskill <[FOI #563989 email]>
To: FOI requests at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar <[Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Bus Na
Comhairle - Garage Costs
Date: 30/04/2019 12:30:20

[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's
handling
of my FOI request 'Bus Na Comhairle - Garage Costs'.

I have now been waiting 37 days for my request to be answered, could you
please
explain the reason for this?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the
Internet at this address:
[3]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Steven Macaskill

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Steven Macaskill

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thanks you for your reply.

If possible, could you please provide the overall amount spent on maintaining the fleet of buses, as you said, for the whole year.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Macaskill

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Macaskill

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2019032427000016)

Thank you for your email.  The figures are as follows:

* 2014/15 - £243k
* 2015/16 - £238k
* 2016/17 - £265k
* 2017/18 - £272k
* 2018/19 - £286k

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can request the Comhairle
to review this response to your request for information.  You have 40
working days from the date of receipt of this response in which to lodge
this request for review.  A request for review must be processed in
accordance with Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,
must be in writing, describe your original request and explain why you are
dissatisfied.  An application for review should be sent to Legal Services
Manager, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW ([2][email address]).  A
request for review lodged with the Legal Services Manager must be
processed promptly and in any event within 20 working days of receipt.

Should you remain dissatisfied after completion of the review process you
may, within 6 months, apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner,
Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, to establish
whether your request for information has been processed in accordance with
Part 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  You may also
request an appeal through the Commissioner's online appeal service which
is available 24/7 and offers requesters real time help and advice about
their appeal - [3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal Should you remain
dissatisfied after the conclusion of an application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner you have the right to appeal to the Court of
Session on a point of law.

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Kind regards
Tim Langley

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [4]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

24/03/2019 14:50 - Steven Macaskill wrote:
[External Email]

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thanks you for your reply.

If possible, could you please provide the overall amount spent on
maintaining the
fleet of buses, as you said, for the whole year.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Macaskill

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