Dear North Somerset 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

North Somerset Council

Information request
Our reference: 1564196

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Dear Ms Stephens
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request regarding 'Cost of managing asbestos in
schools', made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Your request has been allocated reference 1564196 and we will respond by
the 20th working day, which is on 3 October 2017.  Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
  
Lynsey Wilson
Information Governance Officer
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01275 885117
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk

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Information request
Our reference: 1564196

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Dear Ms Stephens
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 5 September 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
  
Lynsey Wilson
Information Governance Officer
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01275 885117
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk
 

In line with the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004, the Council reserves the right to charge for disbursements, such as
photocopying and postage. However, on this occasion no fee will be
charged.

Please note that the Freedom of Information Act only provides you with a
right of access to recorded information. Any information subject to
copyright will continue to be protected by the Copyright Designs and
Patents Act (1998). This includes information which is copyright of the
council. Disclosure of any information by the council to you does not
provide you with any rights to use or distribute the information in breach
of any copyright.

North Somerset Council now considers that it has complied with your
request. However, you have a right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with
our response. Requests for an internal review must be made in writing
within 40 calendar days of the response being issued to the requester.
When requesting an internal review, please include your reference number,
the date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to:

Information Governance Team
North Somerset Council
Town Hall
Walliscote Grove Road
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1UJ

or emailed to [2][North Somerset Council request email]

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our internal review you can
then contact the information commissioner’s office:

telephone: 0303 123 1113
email: [3][email address]
address: Information Commissioner’s Office
 Wycliffe House
 Water Lane
 Wilmslow
 Cheshire
 SK9 5AF
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