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FOI 4918

Chauffeur driven cars

Request

Under the freedom of information act I am requesting information on non-self-drive cars owned or leased by your council (ie cars owned or leased for the purpose of driving/chauffeuring elected members and/or council staff).


Specifically may I be informed of the number of cars leased or owned by your council for the purpose of driving/chauffeuring elected members, executives, and council workers? (i.e. not cars for self-drive)


I would also like to know the make and model of each car, whether it is owned or leased, and how much the car has cost the council in lease, or purchasing, over the past five financial years.


Please state how many times each of these have been used; and by which councillors and staff members (including their directorate), on a yearly basis, for the past five financial years.

For each car please can you tell me the yearly running cost - including the cost of driver(s) – for each of the past five financial years.

If you have a driver(s) employed on a ‘bank’ basis, please can you tell me how much this has cost for each of the past five financial years.

I would also like to know the mileage clocked up on this automobile(s) over the past five financial years.

For clarification, by the term ‘past five financial years’ I mean:

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2008/9

2007/8


Response

The Council owns one car, a Jaguar X18 Sovereign V8, which is used for Mayoral Functions. This car was purchased in 2005 for £57,500.00. The current mileage of the car is 42403.

With regard to the running costs of the car, please find the details below:

Cost 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12

PETROL 1,595.18 2,107.10 2,188.57 1,894.50 1,440.57
TYRES 425.12 375.84 -
MOT/SERVICING 176.60 473.61 583.44 173.16 351.79
TAX 217.50 247.50 262.50
BREAKDOWN COVER 202.00 -
MISC (e.g clamping) 82.00

TOTAL 1,771.78 2,580.71 3,414.63 2,893.00 2,136.86

With regard to the cost of drivers, please note the costs for the previous five years below:

2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 Grand Total
Driver 1 443 443
Driver 2 767 4,484 4,345 4,808 1,530 15,935
Driver 3 153 153
Driver 4 4,667 5,193 3,919 4,258 5,214 23,251
Grand Total 5,587 9,677 8,707 9,066 6,744 39,782