Asbestos in Westminster schools

Lucie Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to Westminster City Council

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Dear Westminster City Council,

This is a Freedom of Information request for the following information. Please provide me with;

1. The names of the schools in your borough 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. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) that have pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a Westminster school.
5. The number of these claims that have been settled.
6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims (with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.
Please send me an email to confirm receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 2485134

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Information request
Our reference: 2485134

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Dear Ms Stephens
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 31 August
2016.
 
Request summary
This is a Freedom of Information request for the following information.
Please provide me with;

1. The names of the schools in your borough 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. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include
teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) that have
pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a Westminster
school.

5. The number of these claims that have been settled.

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

I would like to receive a copy of this information electronically.
 
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and we aim to send a response by 28 September 2016.
 
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Westminster City Council
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Ian Clarke, Westminster City Council

Dear Ms Stephens,

Further to your information request, I can confirm the following.

3. The details of any reported incidents of asbestos exposure in these
schools between 2011 and 2016.

According to our records there have been no such incidents reported.

4. The number of school employees (existing and retired staff to include
teaching staff, school support staff and caretakers, etc) that have
pursued a claim against you for exposure to asbestos within a Westminster
school.

None.

5. The number of these claims that have been settled.

N/A - see Q4.

6. The amount of money that has been paid in settlement of these claims
(with and without your authority accepting responsibility).

N/A - see Q4.

I will provide the names of schools in the borough containing asbestos and
the date and outcome of the latest audits shortly.  I apologise for the
delay.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Clarke
Performance Manager
Growth Planning & Housing

 

Dear Ian Clarke,

Thank you for the partial response that you have provided. I am still waiting to receive the answers to questions 1 and 2. Please can you confirm when this will be made available. I trust it will be soon.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

Dear Westminster City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Westminster City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Asbestos in Westminster schools'.

You have failed to provide all of the information that I have requested. Your response suggested that this information would be provided at a later date but it is still not forthcoming.

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

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