Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Southery and District Internal Drainage Board

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Dear Southery & District Internal Drainage Board,

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.

Q2. The number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q3. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q4. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Dear Southery & District Internal Drainage Board,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Southery & District Internal Drainage Board's handling of my FOI request 'Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles'.

A response to my request has been delayed, by law, under all circumstances the authority should have responded by now. When will i receive a response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Gerald Allison, Southery and District Internal Drainage Board

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