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Chauffeur Driven Cars

Requested on
Thu 11th October, 2012
Reference
FOI 2373
Resolution
Information provided

Question

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

Answer

The Council has one non-self-drive car which is leased and used for chauffeuring the Mayor of Charnwood (along with the Mayoress/Consort) or, in the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor of Charnwood (along with the Deputy Mayoress/Deputy Consort).

Financial Year Car Make/Model Lease Cost (£) Usage* Running Cost (£)#  Mileage
2011/12 Skoda Superb Elegance (Greenline) 2 744 109 11 531.11 2958
 Volvo S80
Diesel 3 961 228 23 062.22 6586
2010/11 Volvo S80
Diesel 4 704 358 34 695.31 7273
2009/10 Volvo S80
Diesel 4 704 276 32 287.10 10814
2008/09 Volvo S80
Diesel 4 704 272 35 533.29 12750
2007/08 Volvo S80
Diesel 1 960 85 13 733.29 2996
 Volvo S80
Bi-Fuel 3 514 165 19 226.62 4865

* Usage: The car being taken from the garage and used for one or more engagements and returned to the garage counts as one occasion for usage.   However, there may have been more than one engagement, i.e. back to back engagements.
# Running Cost (£): This is made up of actual fuel and servicing costs along with an estimated staffing cost.   It is estimated that each Civic Officer spends 60% of their time in attendance with the Mayor or, in the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor at engagements.   Therefore the staffing cost has been estimated at 60% of the total staff costs.

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