Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service,

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 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

Dear Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles'.

A response to my request has been delayed, the authority should have responded promptly and by the 13th of october. When will i receive a response.

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

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Mr Panchaud,

This request has already been dealt with and a response was sent to you
on the 27th September 2010.

I have checked on the Whatdotheyknow website and the response is listed.

Kind regards,

Jean Crimmins
Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Knowledge and Information Management
Bridle Road
Bootle
L30 4YD

0151 296 4474

[email address]

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Dear Freedom of Information Team,

I have not received a response, could u possibly sent this through to me again please.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Panchaud

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Mr Panchaud,

As the response we provided to you is listed on the Whatdoyouknow
website as a successful request, can you please explain to me why you
require me to send it to you again?

Kind regards,

Jean Crimmins
Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Knowledge and Information Management
Bridle Road
Bootle
L30 4YD

0151 296 4474

[email address]

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