Asbestos in Cheshire schools

Lucie Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire East Council

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Dear Cheshire East Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with the following information:

1. The names of the schools in your county that contain asbestos.
2. The date and outcome of the last independent audit or inspection of each of these schools Asbestos Management Plans.
3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these schools between 2011 and 2016.
4. Details of any improvement or prohibition notice served or guidance issued by the HSE in relation to the management of asbestos in schools in your county in the last 5 years.
5. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) and ex-pupils that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a school in your county.
6. The number of these claims that have been settled.
7. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

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

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

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 14 November 2016
Our Reference: 437634
Dear Ms Stephens
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request.
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 12 December 2016. If we need any further clarification or
there is a problem, we will be in touch. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above.
Yours sincerely
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 25 November 2016
Our Reference: 437634
Dear Ms Stephens
Thank you for your request for information received on 14 November 2016.
Please find attached our response to your request.
Yours sincerely
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
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