Cost of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Milton Keynes 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

Milton Keynes Council

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Freedom of Information Act, Milton Keynes Council

Dear Lucie,

Your FOI request is continuing to be collated and unfortunately due to that departments case load and staff annual leave we need to request an extension of a further 5 working days to the 06/10/2017.

I would like to apologise for the delay in your receiving our response.

Kind Regards

Hetna Nayee
Corporate Information Officer
T: 01908 254767
E: [email address]

Milton Keynes Council l Customer Service l Saxon Court l 502 Avebury Boulevard l Milton Keynes l MK9 3HS

Freedom of Information Act, Milton Keynes Council

Dear Lucie,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below.

 

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) This information is not held centrally at
Milton Keynes Council

 

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

£611,262 (this includes survey costs)

Please note that this figure is calculated :

Using costs from schemes procured by Milton Keynes Council Where actual
costs are not known e.g. the costs are not clear within larger scheme
contract costs or the historic data is no longer held, an estimated cost
has been assigned to give a fair reflection of the cost of survey and
removal.

Costs of surveys and removal procured by the schools themselves are not
held centrally at Milton Keynes Council and are not included in the
reported figure

 

3. the amount of money spent on fines for breaches in the safe management
of asbestos in schools between 2006 and 2016 4.

None

 

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

None

 

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 None

 

6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools
between 2017 and 2027 None

 

If you have a complaint about the handling of your request then please
contact me.  I will arrange for an internal review which will be
considered as part of Stage 2 of the Council’s complaints procedure.

 

You also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 

Cheshire 

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

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Kind Regards

 

 

 

Hetna Nayee

Corporate Information Officer

T:  01908 254767

E:  [2][email address]

 

Milton Keynes Council l Customer Service l Saxon Court l 502 Avebury
Boulevard l Milton Keynes l MK9 3HS

 

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