Dear Poole Borough 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

Strategy Team - Information, Poole Borough Council

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Kevin Newborough, Poole Borough Council

Dear Lucie Stephens,

 

Thank you for your request for information.  Please find our response
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).

A budget of £50k was set aside in May 2012 to undertake Asbestos
Containing Material (ACM) management surveys of all community maintained
schools without current survey reports.  Prior to that date individual
schools commissioned surveys direct under the Scheme of Delegation for
Schools and the specific overall expenditure is not held by the Borough.

The costs of any surveys would have been charged to individual build
projects and it is not possible to separate specific spend. 

Training is undertaken as part of a Borough-wide corporate training
contract and costs for school staff cannot be separately identified.

 

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

The removal of ACMs would have been included within Capital Build Projects
or School Managed Projects where invasive build works have been
undertaken.  It is not possible to separate specific spend.

 

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

Any such breach would be reportable to the Health and Safety Executive and
recorded on their website.  The Borough is not aware of any fines.

 

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.

The Borough has not sought any specific funding from the DoE or EFA for
the management and removal of asbestos during the period stated. The
removal of ACMs would have been included within any funding bids for
Capital Build Projects. 

 

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.

Not applicable.

 

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

Due to the academisation programme, the Borough is not able to provide an
answer.

 

Regards,

Kevin Newborough

Assistant Education Officer (Management Information)

Borough of Poole    Children, Young People and Learning

Dolphin Centre, Poole  BH15 1SA

www.poole.gov.uk

 

 

 

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