FOI Request - Damage to Vehicles

Request 101000291192

I seek the following information regarding damage to vehicles caused by poor road conditions on roads under your local authority administration for each of the past two financial years: for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14.  
1) The total number of claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes).

2) The total monetary value of the claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes).

3) The total number of successful claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes).

4) The total monetary value of the successful claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to your condition of the road network (such as potholes).

5) The administrative cost to your local authority of a single claim (regardless if it is successful or not).

6) The number of man-hours taken to administer these claims by your local authority (regardless if they are successful or not).  

Response 15-10-2014

1) 2012/13 = 42 claims

2013/14 = 14 claims

2) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  This is not recorded as all insurance claims are passed to the Council's insurers to deal with on our behalf

3) 2012/13 = All claims unsuccessful

2013/14 = 11 claims unsuccessful & 3 claims still ongoing

4) 2012/13 = Nil - All claims repudiated

2013/14 = Nil - 11 claims repudiated & 3 claims still ongoing

5) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  This is not recorded as all claims are passed to the Council's insurers to deal with on our behalf

6) This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  This is not recorded as all claims are passed to to the Council's insurers to deal with on our behalf.

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