Breakdown of Government Car Service (GCS): FOI release

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

Information requested

1. Details of The Government Car Service in Scotland (GCS) from April 2017 to April 2021 showing a breakdown of when this service has been used to transport documents to people/addresses. I am looking for a breakdown showing the date of each GCS car trip, where each document was dropped off to and who the document was delivered to/from.

2. I would also like to find out how much money is spent on The Government Car Service from April 2017 to April 2021 with a breakdown for each year.


Attached is a copy of some of the information requested. 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because of exemptions under sections s17(1) (information not held), s38 (1) (b) (third party data) and s39(1) (health and safety) of FOISA applies. The reasons why these exemptions apply is explained in the Annex.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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