Cost of managing asbestos in schools

Lucie Stephens made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough 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

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Lucie Stephens

 

INFORMATION REQUEST

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 5^th
September 2017. This e-mail is intended to acknowledge your request, and
we will respond to your request in a separate e-mail.

 

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2004 Penallta House,
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Dear WWW: FOI,

Your response to my request is now overdue. Please confirm when you will be providing me with the information that I have requested.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Lucie Stephens

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 5^th September
2017. We have considered your request and enclose 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) 

 

Spend on Management and Refurb Surveys and induvial samples between 2011
and 2016 was £111,666.05.

 

We do not hold the cost of staff training for schools however various
school staff have attended Corporate Asbestos Management Plan roll out
sessions, internal UKATA accredited Non Licensed Asbestos Training and
Asbestos Awareness courses with annual refreshers. Please note the spend
relating to work to enclose asbestos within schools is captured within
spend for point 2.  

 

(2) The amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between
2006 and 2016

 

The CCBC spend on removal and enclosing of asbestos between 2008 and 2016
was £2,170,457.15. 

 

(3) The amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management
of asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016

 

The Authority has not had any fines to pay regarding breaches in the safe
management of asbestos in schools

 

(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.

 

The only funding sought was to support the removal/encapsulation works at
one school in 2012.

 

(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

 

£0

 

(6) The projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools
between 2017 and 2027 

 

We do not hold a projected budget.  Health and Safety have a budget of
£19,700 for Asbestos Management plus the budget allocated for the internal
Asbestos Management Team.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

GARETH GRIFFITHS

Corporate Information Governance Assistant

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004

 

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Corporate Information
Governance Unit Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
Caerphilly county borough 2nd Floor, Churchill House
council, Churchill Way
Penallta House Cardiff CF10 2HH
Tredomen Park
Hengoed. CF82 7PG  

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