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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Transport information for the Chief Fire Officer

Reference No: 010/2016
Request Date: 22/01/2016


I would like you to provide the following information about the Chief Fire Officer (or person of equivalent position):

  1. Could you tell me the value of any official car(s) used by the Chief Fire Officer, as well as its make and model, the date of its last renewal and how often the vehicle has been changed in the last five years.
  2. The annual mileage for official and private business of the Chief Fire Officer's official car(s).
  3. All travel expenses claimed from December 2014 to present, including amount charged on each occasion and, where possible, the details of the journey.


1 & 2. The Chief Fire Officer is provided with an official vehicle which is fitted with blue lights and sirens on the basis of continuous duty unless outside of the Country.  As this vehicle is not used exclusively for work purposes we consider this to be part of ‘private family life’ and therefore mileage and vehicle detail information is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act as it constitutes personal data. We consider that this would be a breach of schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

3. This spread sheet shows travel expenses and the table below shows Payroll claims for the CFO from Dec 14 to Jan 16

Date Description Location Amount
18.10.15 Taxi Meeting Ipswich £10.20
19.10.15 Taxi Conference London £15.80