Freedom of information response

Private number plates

Publication date: 
Wednesday 16 August 2023

I am writing to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act [insert applicable legislation, if known] to obtain information regarding the expenditure of on private number plates, excluding any costs associated with the mayor's car, fire department vehicles, and police vehicles. I kindly request that the following information be provided:

Total Expenditure: Please disclose the total amount spent by on private number plates during the last financial year [April 2022- March 2023]. This figure should exclude any expenses related to the mayor's car, fire department vehicles, and police vehicles.

Breakdown of Expenditure: If possible, please provide a detailed breakdown of the aforementioned expenditure, specifying the individual costs associated with each private number plate purchase. This breakdown should include the amount spent on each plate, the date of purchase, and any additional charges related to registration or administration fees.

Purpose and Justification: Please provide an explanation for the purpose and justification behind the expenditure on private number plates by the council. If there were specific reasons or policies that prompted these purchases, please include them in your response.

Impact on Public Services: Please indicate whether the expenditure on private number plates has had any impact on the provision of public services. If so, please elaborate on the nature of this impact and any steps taken to mitigate it.


We have not had any expenditure as no private plates are owned

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Request reference:
FOI 13053