Costs of managing asbestos in schools

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Dear Islington 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

FOIA, Islington Borough Council

Dear Ms Stephens,

 

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From: Lucie Stephens [mailto:[FOI #429691 email]]
Sent: 05 September 2017 21:21
To: FOIA <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Costs of managing asbestos in
schools

 

Dear Islington 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

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FOIA, Islington Borough Council

Dear Ms Stephens,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF NO: FOI 493514

 

Thank you for your information request, received on: 05/09/2017

 

In your request, you asked us:

 

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

After consulting our Children’s Services and Resources departments, the
following response can be provided.  Please see below.

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, it has been
established that the information you requested is not held by the
Council. 

 

You may wish to redirect your request to the individual schools within
Islington for the requested information.  Please see the below link:

 

[1]http://directory.islington.gov.uk/kb5/is...

 

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Complaints, Digital Services, Room G17, Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1
2UD.  Email: [2][email address]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner's
Office, at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. 
Telephone: 01625 545 700.  Web: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Resources

4th Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way

Islington

N7 7EP

 

Email: [4][Islington Borough Council request email]

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FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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Dear Ms Stephens,

 

Following on from our response to the above request (please see a copy
attached).

 

We have now had further correspondence from the team involved in your FOI
request and have found that there is some information that we are able to
provide.

 

We have been advised that we do not hold all of the requested information
but do hold some information i.e. some information is not available for
all of the date ranges requested

 

Please also note that this information is not centrally recorded and
further time will be needed to compile this information.

 

We have reopened your request and asked for the team involved to look into
this as a matter of urgency.

 

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay and any inconvenience
caused.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Information Governance Team

Resources

4^th Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way

Islington

N7 7EP

 

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