Cost of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Southwark 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

Payal Panchal, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 831112

Panchal, Payal, Southwark Borough Council

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Dear Ms Stephens,

 

Please see attached letter.

 

King Regards,

 

Payal Panchal

Information Officer

London Borough of Southwark

PO BOX 64529

London

SE1P 5LX 

 

Telephone: 0207 525 3766

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Dear Panchal, Payal,

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

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

Panchal, Payal, Southwark Borough Council

Thank you for your email. I am currently on annual leave and will be back
in the office on Monday 23rd October 2017. I will respond to your email on
my return.

 

Regards,

 

Payal Panchal

 

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Panchal, Payal, Southwark Borough Council

Dear Lucie Stephens,

Apologies for the delay in sending the response. The information has been collated and has been sent to Senior Management to quality check the information before release. The response will be sent in due course.

Kind Regards,

Payal Panchal
Information Officer
London Borough of Southwark
PO BOX 64529
London
SE1P 5LX

Telephone: 0207 525 3766
[email address]
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Payal Panchal, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
Our reference: 831112

Dear Lucie Stephens

Re: Your request for information: 831112

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 5
September 2017 in which you requested:

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).

The schools are responsible for the maintenance of their buildings
including asbestos management therefore we do not hold comprehensive
information of the expenditure on asbestos management and removal for the
schools.

2. the amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between 2006
and 2016.

The schools are responsible for the maintenance of their buildings
including asbestos management therefore we do not hold comprehensive
information of the expenditure on asbestos management and removal for the
schools.

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

The amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management of
asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016 is zero.

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.

There are no specific funds for the Local Authority to bid for from the
DfE or EFA for the management and removal of asbestos from schools.

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

There are no specific funds for the Local Authority to bid for from the
DfE or EFA for the management and removal of asbestos from schools.

6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools
between 2017 and 2027.

The schools are responsible for the maintenance of their buildings
including asbestos management therefore we do not hold comprehensive
information of the expenditure on asbestos management and removal for the
schools.

 

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Yours faithfully

Payal Panchal
Information Officer
[email address]

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be unlawful. Where opinions are expressed in the email they are not
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