Cost of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Stockton on Tees 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

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Dear Lucie Stephens

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 – Ref: 0762/1718

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 06 September 2017.

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most
appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the
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Yours sincerely,

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

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Dear Lucie Stephens

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 0762/1718

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 06 September 2017. In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q1. 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).

A1. £397,579.81

 

Q2. The amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between
2006 and 2016.

A2. £719,223.67

 

Q3. The amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management
of asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016.

A3. Nil.  This financial information is for costs for the period April
2010 to March 2016 only.

 

Q4. 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

A4. No specific funding is available for asbestos removal in schools.  

 

Q5. 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

A5. Please see above.

 

Q6. The projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools
between 2017 and 2027

A6.. School condition schemes are identified based on priority need
currently there are no schemes identified beyond 2017/18 as no funding has
been announced.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to [1][Stockton on Tees Council request email] 

 

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the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
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The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Evans

Information Governance Team

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

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