21175-Trust Vehicles & Vehciles Sold

Please can I have the following information for vehicles currently on your fleet and vehicles sold by you between January 2016 & April 2019.

Vehicle registration number

Vehicle Make

Vehicle Model

  • Reference:
    21175
  • Response:

    Please can I have the following information for vehicles currently on your fleet and vehicles sold by you between January 2016 & April 2019.

    Vehicle registration number

    Vehicle Make

    Vehicle Model

    Regarding the request above the Trust has thought carefully around the information requested and have decided to withhold information that specifically identifies any vehicle. The Trust will be applying exemption section 24 of the Freedom of Information Act to this part of your request.

    Section 24 National Security:

     (1) Information which does not fall within section 23(1) is exempt information if exemption from section 1(1)(b) is required for the purpose of safeguarding national security

    The FoI request in question is requesting specific information regarding vehicles currently in use by, and sold by, the Trust. Disclosing this information would allow identification of our vehicles for either cloning or theft of, presenting a significant risk to both the Trust and wider communities.  Regarding the current climate with terrorism threat level at the highest it has been for a long time, the Trust needs to ensure information being released is information which cannot be used in a way which can be detrimental to the Trust as an organisation, the staff and also the patients using the service.

    As section 24(1) is a qualified exemption, the Trust has gone on to consider the public interest in this case. The Trust accepts that there is a public interest in this case. Whilst there is a need for protecting the Trust and its fleet, there is also a public interest in ensuring that the Trust protects itself when transporting and treating patients. Therefore on balance the Trust considers that the public interest in favour of disclosure is outweighed by the public interest in favour of maintaining the exemption.

     Please find below the information the Trust is able to release to you at this time:

    The Trust uses a variety of vehicles including;

    • Mercedes
    • Fiat
    • Ford
    • Skoda
    • Peugeot
    • Iveco
    • VW
    • Vauxhall

    We have a fleet of over 1050 vehicles including non-operational vehicles, but regret we are unable to disclose further specific details including the individual vehicle identifications.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Fleet
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