Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
19th September 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/05438
I write in connection with your request for information received on 22nd August. I note you seek access to the following information:
1) How many of your vehicles were destroyed (by destroyed I mean damaged beyond economic repair) in 2018/19 following any kind of road traffic accident? What was the make and model of the most expensive vehicle that was written off?
2) What was the total cost of this damage to your service because of the accidents referred to in Q.1? If you were insured and suffered no direct cost other than through your insurance premiums, please provide me with a figure for the total value of those vehicles when written off.
3) In the 2018/19 financial year, how many claims of compensation were paid to members of the public who were injured in a collision involving one of your vehicles and what was the total amount of the compensation? Please note that members of the public could be a passenger in your vehicle, a pedestrian or the driver/passenger in another vehicle.
Note: The question relates to the date the claim was paid irrespective of when the accident took place or when the claim was made.
I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat.
1. 10 written off, most expensive – Land rover Discovery
2. Write off costs - £101,048.96
3. Cambridgeshire Constabulary receive invoices from our insurers detailing the charges for each insurance claim as a whole, they are not itemised, therefore no information is held on the number of claims made or amounts paid out (if any).
The numerical data presented in this response is an un-audited snapshot of un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the data.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.
Information Rights Team
Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabulary provides you the right to request an independent review of this response under its review procedure. If you require such a review you must notify us within two months from the date of this letter. After lodging a complaint with Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabulary if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make an application to the Information Commissioner. For information on how to make a complaint please visit ICO.org.uk or contact them on 0303 123 1113.