Asbestos in schools

Lucie Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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Waiting for an internal review by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority of their handling of this request.

Dear Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority,

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

1. The names of the schools in your boroughs 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 boroughs 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 boroughs.
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
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

Dear Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority,

You have failed to confirm receipt of my FOI on asbestos in your schools. Please confirm receipt of this email and let me know when you will be providing the information that I have requested.

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

Dear Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority,

Your response to my request for information is long overdue. This gives the appearance that you are not prioritising the care of asbestos in your schools. I hope this is not the case as this toxic material has already killed many school staff.
Please reposed urgently confirming when you will be providing me with the information that I have requested and explaining why you have delayed releasing this.

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

Dear Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Asbestos in schools'.

I have not received a response to my request for information. This request is now significantly overdue. Your failure to respond gives the impression that your combined authority is not taking the issue of asbestos in schools seriously. I do hope that is not the case.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens