Fuel surcharges for hire cars: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02460
Date received: 20 October 2017
Date responded: 3 November 2017

Information requested

The number of times that Transport Scotland, Education Scotland, Visit Scotland, Historic Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Audit Scotland, SEPA, the Scottish Prison Service, Creative Scotland, Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise paid fuel surcharges for hire cars not being returned with full tanks and the cost of this for the years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. Information should be broken down by agency and year.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not hold some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the relevant organisations directly and they may be able to help you. The reasons why we do not hold some of the information are explained in the Annex to this letter. The information which we have provided has been obtained from management information from our current Vehicle Hire Contract which can be accessed by some of the organisations listed in your request.

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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