Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

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Dear Northamptonshire County Council,

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 Council 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

Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Information Request FR2227

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Freedom of Information, Northamptonshire County Council

Information Request FR2227

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information dated 21^st
September 2010. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Our team is dealing with your request and we will be in contact with you
again soon. If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me
quoting the reference FR2227 in any future communications.

Kind regards

Gillian Hollowell

Senior Freedom of Information/Data Protection Officer

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Northamptonshire County Council

Tel: 01604 237407

E Mail:[email address]

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Diana Ingman

Data Protection/Freedom of Information Officer

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Northamptonshire County Council

PO Box 104, County Hall

Northampton NN1 1AW

Tel : 01604 236653

Fax : 01604 237004

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