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Dear London Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please could I request the following information regarding all vehicles within your fleet (dating from the year 2000 till present):
- The Vehicle Make & Model 
- The Registration Number
- The role of the vehicle
- The year the vehicle was commissioned
- The year the vehicle was decommissioned (unless still in use)

Yours faithfully,

A Naji

FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Thank you for your request for information placed under the Freedom of
Information Act (2000). We will provide you with a substantive response in
due course. Freedom of Information Office London Ambulance Service NHS
Trust

Dear London Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

May i bring to your attention that you haven't responded to my request within the required timeframe, i understand you may be have a backlog of foi requests and thus am willing to extend the response time. If i don't receive a response within 5 working days, i will have no choice but to contact the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

A Naji

FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Dear Abdul

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We are sorry that it has taken longer than we would have liked to respond
to you. We have experienced staff shortages which are being addressed, we
will prioritise your request given the amount of time taken and will
provide you with an update shortly.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
this email address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Requests

 

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FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Abdul Naji

By email only/Whatdotheyknow.com

Dear Abdul Naji

FOI Request 3610

Thank you for your request for information dated 10 June 2019, which asked for information about our current fleet. I am sorry for the delay in replying to your request, which has been due to capacity constraints within our Freedom of Information Act team.

Turning to your request, you asked:
Please could I request the following information regarding all vehicles within your fleet (dating from the year 2000 till present):
1) The Vehicle Make & Model
2) The Registration Number
3) The role of the vehicle
4) The year the vehicle was commissioned
5) The year the vehicle was decommissioned (unless still in use)

We are able to supply certain of the information you have asked for within the time and cost limits of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (£450/18 hours).

In particular, we hold live databases of our current fleet which addresses questions 1, 3, and 4 of your request. Please find this information enclosed.

However, we do not maintain a total database which sets out the years vehicles were previously decommissioned (in answer to your question 5), particularly as regards older data in the 19 year window you have asked about. For instance, we understand that your request would wish to have information about vehicles that had been commissioned in (say) 1995 but were decommissioned in 2001. As you will see, we currently have over 1000 vehicles in service, the majority of which were put into service after 2015. There is therefore a very large fleet that has been decommissioned during the period you have asked about. We may hold additional information in paper or electronic archive about these vehicles, but to collate this across the Trust would exceed the time/cost limits under the Act.

We do not normally disclose databases of registration numbers (licence plates) of our ambulances (your question (3)). This is because to do so would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime, which means the information is exempt under s. 31(1)(a) FOIA. As you may be aware, there are large numbers of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) in London and disclosing to ‘the world at large;’ under the Freedom of Information Act data of all our licence plates tied to vehicle models and roles would, in our view, provide a ready database of licence plates tied to specific vehicle models that could be exploited by those attempting vehicle crime or fraud. If you require information on a specific vehicle, data can be sought from the DVLA. As section 31 is a ‘qualified’ exemption, we have considered, as part of our response, whether the public interest in disclosure outweighs the public interest in maintaining the exemption. We have taken account of the possible public interests in disclosure, including the possible educational or encyclopaedic value of the data, and the inherent public interest in transparency captured in the Freedom of Information Act. We have also considered the public interests in avoiding opportunity for crime or misuse of this data, and in light of all the factors, have concluded that the public interest favours non-disclosure at this time.

Next steps

We hope the above information is helpful. If you are dissatisfied with the way we have responded for your request, you can ask us for an internal review.

If you remain dissatisfied following our internal review, you may complain to the Information Commissioner. You can contact her office via:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Andrew Latham
Information Governance Secondee

[email address]

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