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1 May 2014 – FOI Response 69. 2014-15 – Freedom of information request

Request

A copy of the report by the complaints committee of the police and crime panel into the use of a force pool car by the PCC following a flat tyre on her own vehicle.I’ve seen your policy on driving force vehicles and have seen all driver should have done a test.

Is this necessary for insurance purposes?

Has the pcc any of these driving tests? If any of this information is held by North Yorkshire Police or any other public authority covered by foi, please transfer any part of this request as necessary.’

Response

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. I can confirm that the Commissioner holds the information you have requested.

Decision

I have decided to disclose the information to you in full.

  1. ‘a copy of the report by the complaints committee of the police and crime panel into the use of a force pool car by the PCC following a flat tyre on her own vehicle.
  2. Please see document attached, entitled ‘Response to Complaint referred to the IPCC’ Please note this was a pool car not a patrol car.

Response to P&C Panel

  • I’ve seen your policy on driving force vehicles and have seen all driver should have done a test.
  • No – the motor insurance policy would respond in the event of an incident giving rise to a claim under this policy regardless of whether an assessment had been undertaken by the Driver Training Unit.
  • Is this necessary for insurance purposes?
  • Has the PCC any of these driving tests?
  • The PCC has not had an internal ‘test’ assessment but the requirement is no longer necessary as you will see in the report

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.