Cost of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Vale of Glamorgan 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

FOI Unit, Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Kind regards,

Information Governance Officer
Freedom of Information Unit
Democratic Services
Vale of Glamorgan Council / Cyngor Bro Morgannwg

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FOI Unit, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your request received on 5^th September.

 

You requested 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

 

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant Officer and I can advise
the following:

 

Q1-3 – No information held regarding expenditure. All funds come from
clients budgets and you should contact each school directly for this
information.

 

Q4 & 5 – These questions don't apply to Wales.

Q6 - We have been allocating £20k p/a to asbestos management historically
and can expect this to continue (if required).

 

I hope that this information is of assistance but if you are dissatisfied
with this response and would like to have this reviewed, please contact
the council’s Monitoring Officer (Legal Services) at the Civic Offices ,
Holton Road Barry CF63 4RU.

 

Further information regarding FOI and the appeals process is available at
[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

Democratic Services

Vale of Glamorgan Council / Cyngor Bro Morgannwg

 

Visit our Website at [2]www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Ewch i'n gwefan yn [3]www.bromorgannwg.gov.uk

 

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From: Lucie Stephens [mailto:[FOI #429866 email]]
Sent: 05 September 2017 23:30
To: FOI Unit
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cost of managing asbestos in
schools

 

Dear Vale of Glamorgan 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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