Vehicle Insurance (747A/23)
I would like you to confirm how the Service indemnifies vehicles against third party risks, either by placing a bond or purchasing an insurance policy. Please also confirm if these vehicles are registered on the MID and how these are maintained (be it by insurance company, list submitted to court)
– If this is by bond, who holds the financial asset, what is the value of this bond, and how many vehicles does this cover (with a breakdown of car, van, truck etc.).
– If this is by insurance, please provide a copy of the certificate of insurance and appropriate policy information, confirm how much this insurance costs, who the underwriter is, how many vehicles this covers and when the policy is up for renewal. Finally, please confirm how the Service tenders out its vehicle insurance requirements.
We can confirm that some relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a redacted document.
REASONS FOR DECISION
The redacted information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions
Section 43 – Commercial Interests
These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:
In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached [747A_PIT_01].