Cost of managing asbestos in schools

Lucie Stephens made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Staffordshire County Council

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Dear Staffordshire County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with the following information:
1. the amount of money spent on asbestos management in schools between 2006 and 2016 (to include the costs of surveys, staff training and work to enclose asbestos within schools)
2. the amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between 2006 and 2016
3. the amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management of asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016
4. funding sought from the Department of Education and the Education Funding Authority for the management and removal of asbestos from schools between 2006 and 2016
5. the amount of funding approved by the Department of Education and the Education Funding Authority for the management and removal of asbestos from schools between 2006 and 2016
6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools between 2017 and 2027

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive
fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, please contact me in accordance with your duty under Section 16 to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request by email. I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

Freedom Of Information (IRU), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Lucie

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Samantha
Freedom of Information
Information Governance Unit, Access Team

Postal Address:
Information Governance Unit,
Strategy, Governance & Change
Staffordshire Place 2,
Tipping Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2DH

Email: [Staffordshire County Council request email]
Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Allen, Gemma (S,G&C), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Lucie,

Thank you for your request for information.

Unfortunately the works involved in separating and providing this information would significantly exceed the 18 hours limit for public authorities, this is due to the complexities of identifying the many separating sourcing funds for school projects, separating asbestos removal costs from project costs and sifting through a massive volume of information over such a broad period of time. Your request is therefore refused as per section 12 (the cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can however confirm the element around staff training, we have the following information:
2012 - £1750
2013 - £1470
2014 - £1085
2015 - £1400
2016 - £2485
Grand Total = £8190

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please write to Lian Stibbs, Access Manager, Information Governance, Information Governance Unit, Staffordshire County Council, 3rd Floor, Staffordshire Place 2, Stafford, ST16 2LP.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Many Thanks
Gemma Allen
Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street, Stafford
ST16 2LP
Tel: 01785 278568
[email address]

Dear Allen, Gemma (S,G&C),

Many thanks for your response. Please can you confirm that the information provided is in response to question 1, question 2 or a combined figure for both.
Also, please could you also provide responses to questions 3, 4, 5 and 6. I'm sorry to hear that a more detailed response for questions 1 and 2 could breach the time constraints, but I can't see that this would be the case for responding to the other questions.

I have pasted the questions below again for ease of reference.
1. the amount of money spent on asbestos management in schools between 2006 and 2016 (to include the costs of surveys, staff training and work to enclose asbestos within schools)
2. the amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between 2006 and 2016
3. the amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management of asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016
4. funding sought from the Department of Education and the Education Funding Authority for the management and removal of asbestos from schools between 2006 and 2016
5. the amount of funding approved by the Department of Education and the Education Funding Authority for the management and removal of asbestos from schools between 2006 and 2016
6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools between 2017 and 2027

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

Allen, Gemma (S,G&C), Staffordshire County Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Lucie,

Thank you for your request for information.

We have completed a search of our records and please find a copy of the
information you requested attached.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your
request has been handled by our authority, please write to Lian Stibbs,
Access Manager, Information Governance, Information Governance Unit,
Staffordshire County Council, 3rd Floor, Staffordshire Place 2, Stafford,
ST16 2LP.

 

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been
handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Many Thanks

 

Gemma Allen | Access to Information
Officer
Information Governance Unit

Strategy, Governance & Change

Third Floor, Staffordshire Place 2
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Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH

': (01785) 278568

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