Cost of managing asbestos in schools

Lucie Stephens made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cornwall Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Cornwall Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Cornwall 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

Cornwall Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) request - Reference FOI-101003366277. In normal circumstances we will provide a response within 20 working days of receiving your request.

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CFA Freedom of Information, Cornwall Council

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Dear Ms Stephens,

 

Thank you for your request dated 27 March 2017

 

In order for us to complete your request we need clarification of
questions 6 and 7 as below.

 

6. How many system built schools your Authority is responsible for?

 

We require more information regarding the type of system referred to in
order to answer this question.

 

7.   The names of the schools that are system built, including:

a.   What type of system building are they?

b.   What mark are they?

c.    When were they constructed?

 

As number 6

 

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completing your request as soon as possible.

 

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Cheshire
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Yours sincerely,

Edward Gunnell

Information Governance Officer
Children, Families and Adults
Cornwall Council

Tel: 01872 323164

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Dear CFA Freedom of Information,

The clarification question that you asked me is not relevant to the request that I submitted. I have posted my questions again below. Please respond to these questions as swiftly as possible.
Dear Cornwall 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

CFA Freedom of Information, Cornwall Council

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Dear CFA Freedom of Information,

Please can you confirm when I will be receiving a response to my FOI. My initial request was made on 5th September. The information is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

CFA Freedom of Information, Cornwall Council

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Dear Ms Stephens,

 

Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your information access request dated, after clarification,
26^th September 2017.  

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your request. 

 

We hope that this fully satisfies your enquiry, but should you require
further information at any time please feel free to submit a new request.

 

Cornwall Council is committed to open and transparent government and
provides information to members of the public about all aspects of the
authority. 

 

While we are happy to deal with requests for information made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, we publish a lot of information about the
workings of the Council on our [1]website and [2]disclosure log and you
may wish to check these before contacting us.

 

Last year the Council received more than 1100 FOI and EIR requests. 
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Cornwall Council

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If this does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, you have the
right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner, the contact
details of whom are:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Email: [5][email address]

Yours sincerely,

Edward Gunnell

Information Governance Officer
Children, Families and Adults
Cornwall Council

Tel: 01872 323164

[6]cfa[Cornwall Council request email]

1st Floor, East Wing, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

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