Dear Flintshire County 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

Leah Newton, Flintshire County Council

Dear Ms Stephens,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which has been given the reference number R014671. If you send any further correspondence about this request, please include the reference number and either e.mail it to [Flintshire County Council request email], or post it to Freedom of Information, Flintshire County Council, Information Governance, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6NA.

Your request has been forwarded to the Freedom of Information Act Contact Officer for Planning & Environment to process and this Officer will be in contact with you.

Regards,

FOI Contact Officer
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FOI Contact Officer | Swyddog Cyswllt Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
Governance | Llywodraethu
Flintshire County Council | Cyngor Sir y Fflint
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Tel | Ffôn | 01352 702121
Email | Ebost | [Flintshire County Council request email]
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk | http://www.siryfflint.gov.uk

Dear Leah Newton,

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

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

Lynne Fensome, Flintshire County Council

 

 

 

 

Ms Lucie Eich
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Dear Ms Stephens

 

I refer to your request for information as detailed below. I apologise for
the delay in replying.

 

Dear Flintshire County 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 am refusing your request by virtue of Section 12 in that to comply with
your request would exceed the appropriate limit for compliance with the
request. It is estimated that for each year 2500 records would need to be
accessed and interrogated to ascertain the information you have requested.
As each record would take a minimum of 15 minutes to interrogate then the
time is calculated at 375 hours for each year requested.

 

In relation to question 6 this is information not held as we do not hold
projected figures.

 

 

Yours sincerely

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information Act: Complaints Procedure

This procedure is exclusively for dealing with complaints in relation to
the operation of the Freedom of Information Act  (FOIA) within the
Council.

Where you are dissatisfied with the way that any request for information
has been dealt with and you have been unable to obtain satisfaction
through discussion with the Officer dealing with the matter then you are
encouraged to use this procedure.

1. Your complaint should be made in writing addressed to the Information
Act Complaints Officer, Information Governance, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NA
or by e-mail to [1][Flintshire County Council request email] giving full details of the
complaint. The complaint should be made within 2 months of receipt of the
original response.

2. A written acknowledgement will be sent and the complaint referred to a
Directorate Information Act Complaints Officer to investigate and review
the original response to your request and respond in writing within 20
working days. This person should not have been involved in the processing
of your original application which is the subject of your complaint and
will be a Senior Officer.

3.  Where your complaint is a complex one (for example involving the
applicability of a qualified exemption) it may not be possible to deal
with it within the above timescales. In such a situation a progress report
will be sent within the above timescales.

4.  If you remain dissatisfied after the above procedure you may wish to
make an application to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of
the Freedom of Information Act that the Council has not dealt with your
request for information properly. The Information Commissioner’s office is
at: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
The contents of this communication and any enclosed documents may be
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information and you may use it for any non-commercial research you may be
doing or undertaking.  Its contents can also be used for the purposes of
news reporting.  Any other re-use, for example, commercial publication or
publication on a website, requires the permission of this Council.  If you
wish to re-use this information please contact us, letting us know how you
wish to re-use it and what the intended audience will be so that we can
consider your request.  This information should be sent to:  The Records
Manager, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire  CH7
6NB, or [2][email address]

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received in Welsh without delay.

Opinions advice, conclusions and other information in this

message that do not relate to the official business of

Flintshire County Council shall be understood as neither

given nor endorsed by it or on its behalf, and consequently

Flintshire County Council shall bear no responsibility

whatsoever in respect thereof.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth Gymraeg. Ymatebwn yn ddi-oed i ohebiaeth a
dderbynnir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

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chasgliadau nac unrhyw wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon,

nad ydynt yn berthnasol i waith swyddogol

Cyngor Sir y Fflint, yn cael eu cynnig na'u cadarnhau ganddo

nac ar ei ran, ac felly ni fydd Cyngor Sir y Fflint yn derbyn

unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am y rhannau hynny o'r neges.

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