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Central Government fleet emissions (EIR211004)

This Freedom of Information request asks for a list of vehicles operated by OS.

Request for information - Ref No: EIR211004


Thank you for your email of 22 April 2021, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004, as set out in the extract below:

“I am writing to you under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to request the following information:

A list of the vehicles operated by your organisation, including:

  • make and model (inc. year) OR if not available, the vehicle type (i.e. van, car etc.)
  • engine and fuel type
  • emissions class (i.e. whether it is ultra-low emissions) and the emissions in g/km of CO2, if possible
  • purchase date
  • The agency/unit/NDPB which operates the vehicle

Please include as much of this information as is readily available.

If it is not possible to compile a full list, for whatever reason, I would consider a breakdown of all the vehicles by points (2) and (3) to fulfil the request, subject to the condition below.

Please only include results for non-specialist vehicles that fall within the scope of the Government Fleet Commitment or note whether a vehicle falls within the scope. This is sometimes defined as cars or ‘M1’ vehicles, a United Nations vehicle standard. This may be the category used for vehicle type in point (1) in which case you can consider this part of the request satisfied.

If you are encountering practical difficulties with complying with this request, please contact me as soon as possible (in line with your section 16 duty to advise and assist requesters) so that we can discuss the matter and if necessary I can modify the request.

If you have received a duplicate of this email, please treat as one request.

Please send me the data requested in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or as a csv file.”

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold the information you have requested.

I am pleased to provide you with a list of vehicles(xlxs.) with regard to your request.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, as follows:

Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

Contact us via our FoI form

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal, within three months of receiving our response, with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Further information can be found on the ICO website ( under ‘Report a concern’ or you may wish to call the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.