Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

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 Police 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

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Dear Mr Panchaud

Reference Number: 506/2010

Thank you for your request for information dated the 15^th September 2010
and received by the Freedom of Information Unit on the same date
concerning the mis-fuelling of motor vehicles.

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In order for the request to be processed, can you please clarify if your
request is for the last two financial years or calendar years?

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
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contact me.

Yours sincerely

Nicola

Nicola Harris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Officer

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

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Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Dyfed Powys Police's handling of my FOI request 'Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles'.

A response to my request has been delayed, the Council/Authority should have responsed 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

Dear Mr Panchaud

I write with reference to your e-mail of today the 04 November 2010 and
your request for an internal review of your request for information, you
state that you have not received a response. An e-mail was sent to your
e-mail address on the 16 September 2010 seeking further clarification of
your request ie: "In order for the request to be processed, can you
please clarify if your request is for the last two financial years or
calendar years?". The e-mail further stated that once we had received
your reply your request would be considered, but if you chose not to
respond then your request would remain unanswered.

If you let us know whether your request for information refers to
calendar or financial years we will then continue to process your
request.

I trust this addresses your query however if you remain dissatisfied
please let me know and I will arrange for an internal review of your
request to take place.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this
matter further.

Yours sincerely

Debby Jones LLM MBA
Pennaeth Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Head of FOI
Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Unit
Pencadlys yr Heddlu/Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel: 101 or 01267 222020 est/ext 23442

Llinell Uniongyrchol/Direct Line: 01267 226596
[Dyfed Powys Police request email]

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Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae'r
ddau ar gael drwy'r dolenni cyswllt isod:

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Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information...

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Dear FOI,

Yes I would still like my request to be proccessed please. I can clarify that the request will be for the last two financial years.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Panchaud

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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Dear Mr Panchaud

Reference No: 506/2010

I write in connection with your request for information dated the 15^th
September 2010, received in the FOI Unit on the same date and
clarification received on the 7^th December 2010 regarding the misfuelling
of police vehicles.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has now been considered and firstly I am obliged under S (1)
(1) (a) of The Freedom of Information Act 2000 to tell you whether the
information is held by the Force. I am in a position to inform you that
the Force does hold information relevant to your request. A copy of the
information held is enclosed.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information had been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the freedom of information
unit address supplied on the attached appeal process document.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Telephone: 0845 630 6060

Or: 01625 545745

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed Powys Police.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Harris

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Officer

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 0845 330 2000 est/ext 23440

Uniongyrchol/Direct Line : 01267 226596

e-bost/e-mail - [2][Dyfed Powys Police request email]

Dyfed Powys Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure (copy enclosed). If you decide to request such a
review and having followed the Force's full process you are still dissatisfied,
then you have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner
who will give it consideration.

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Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae'r
ddau ar gael drwy'r dolenni cyswllt isod:

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

[3]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/

[4]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/information/responses/

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angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
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eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Dyfed Powys Police * the lowest levels of recorded crime and highest total
detection rate across the whole of England and Wales.

Heddlu Dyfed Powys * y lefelau isaf o droseddau a recordiwyd a*r gyfradd
ddatrys uchelaf ar draws Cymru a Lloegr gyfan.

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