Cost of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Middlesbrough 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, Middlesbrough Council

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Dear Ms Stephens

 

REF NO: 011678

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry, received on 05/09/2017, in relation
to Asbestos.  I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving attention and a
response will be provided within 20 working days following receipt of your
enquiry as allowed under the Freedom of Information Act legislation.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or
email [2][Middlesbrough Council request email] should you require any further advice or
assistance with this or any other matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Assistant

Middlesbrough Council

Democratic Services

Organisation and Governance

PO Box 503

Town Hall

Middlesbrough

TS1 9FX

 

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foi, Middlesbrough Council

 

Dear Ms Stephens

 

REF NO: 011678  

 

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 5 September 2017.

 

In your request you asked for 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).

 

Response: The amount of money spent on asbestos management in schools is
approx. £16k.  This will be for the annual inspection we conduct.  We
carry out management training in house at no cost.  Surveys conducted by
schools will not be included as we do not have access to their finance
information.

 

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

 

Response: Asbestos removal works carried out by the council to schools is
approx.  £141,552.46.  Again this does not take into account works carried
out by the schools direct.  We do not have access to the finance
information.

 

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

 

Response: 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

 

Response: Zero.

 

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

 

Response: There has been no amount of funding approved by the DFE or EFA
for the management of asbestos or removals works in schools.

 

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

 

Response: There is no projected budget set for asbestos works to schools. 

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email
[1][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number
shown above in any future communications.

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Sylvia Reynolds,
Members & Statutory Services Manager,
P.O. Box 503,
Ground Floor,
Town Hall,
Middlesbrough,
TS1 9FX

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information & Compliance Officer

 

Finance, Governance & Support

Democratic Services

P.O. Box 503
Ground Floor
Town Hall
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FX

Tel. 01642 729696

 

Email: [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]

 

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Dear foi,

Many thanks for your response. Please can you confirm if the amounts that you have provided to questions 1 and 2 is an annual total or the total for the period 2006 - 2016 as requested. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Stephens

foi, Middlesbrough Council

Dear Ms Stephens

I refer to your email received on 28 September 2017, I can confirm that your enquiry has been forwarded to the relevant service area for action. A response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email [Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number shown above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Steph Robson
Information & Compliance Officer

Tel no:   01642 729696
Finance, Governance & Support, Middlesbrough Council, Democratic Services, P.O. Box 503, Ground Floor, Town Hall Middlesbrough.  TS1 9FX
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foi, Middlesbrough Council

Dear Ms Stephens

I refer to your email received on 28th September 2017, regarding the response you received to your request for information.

I can confirm that the response provided to questions 1 and 2 covers the total amounts over the 10 years.

Regards

Janette Anderson
Freedom of Information Officer

Finance, Governance & Support
Democratic Services
P.O. Box 503
Ground Floor
Town Hall
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FX

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