Cost of managing asbestos in schools

Lucie Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to Isle of Anglesey Council

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Dear Isle of Anglesey 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

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I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

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Yours faithfully,

Lucie Stephens

FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Debra Griffiths,

Good morning,

Following your recent FOI request please see below our response :-

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)

An in house surveyor carries out asbestos surveys for all buildings and trains staff in house. It is not possible to give an accurate assessment of how much of this time is on schools only. I estimate approximately £12000 per annum.

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

We can only access costs since 2011. The total costs between 2011 to 2016 are £200,777.

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

£0

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

£0

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

£0

6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools between 2017 and 2027 We do not have a projected budget for asbestos works.

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Thank you,

Debra Griffiths
Dysgu Gydol Oes / Lifelong Learning
Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn / Isle of Anglesey County Council
01248 752922