FOI 5420- Information on vehicles sold by the Trust

Date: 25 March 2020 to 25 March 2023

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

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5420
  • Category:
    Trust - Estates/facilities
  • 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

    It Is vehicles owned by the trust and those leased too. Obviously those vehicles which link to living identifiable people will be redacted.

    Please see below the vehicles currently owned by Medway NHS Foundation Trust and confirmation that no vehicles owned by the Trust have been sold during the time period specified.   With regard to vehicles leased by the Trust, we regret we are unable to provide information during the time period specified as the lease vehicles are rotated on an ad hoc basis and are of varying makes and models.

    • Ford Iveco Daily Luton
    • Mercedes 308D flat bed
    • Scarab road sweeper
    • Toyota HI ace
    • Fiat Mini Bus

    We regret we are unable to give vehicle registration numbers.  As this information is disclosed to the wider public, not just yourself, the Trust feels that disclosure of this information could make the hospital vulnerable to crime.   Under Section 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), information that could make the Trust vulnerable to crime is exempt. Section 31(1) is a qualified exemption, which means that it is subject to a public interest test.  We acknowledge the public interest in openness and transparency, but we consider that there is also a public interest in protecting the Trust’s interests.

    Having reviewed the requested material, we are concerned that disclosure of the information could be used unlawfully for criminal activity and consequently adversely impact on the Trust.  For example, these details could be used for vehicle cloning, theft, using false number plates to use in fuel theft, burglaries/robberies, for the avoidance of paying insurance, tax, toll charges, parking fines or to avoid triggering automatic number plate recognition.  We have therefore concluded that the exemption applies and that withholding the material serves the public interest better than release in this instance.