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Olivia Wilkins made this Freedom of Information request to Merton Borough Council

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

How much has the Council spent on fire safety since the Grenfell fire (14 June 2017)? How does this compare with the same period in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012?
How much has the Council spent on compensating residents for additional heating costs as a result of cladding removal that has taken place since the Grenfell fire?
What percentage of the overall Council budget has been spent on fire safety since the Grenfell fire (14 June 2017) and how does this compare with the percentage of the overall Council budget spent on fire safety over the same period in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012?
What percentage of the overall Council budget has been spent on fire safety this year (2017 or from the beginning of the current budgetary period) and how does this compare with the percentage of the overall Council budget spent on fire safety in each of the last five years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 or the corresponding budgetary periods)?
How much money has the Council received from Central Government since Grenfell Fire to help with extra related costs since the fire?

Yours faithfully,

Olivia Wilkins

foi, Merton Borough Council

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foi, Merton Borough Council

Dear Olivia Wilkins

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request 

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below. 

 

You asked:

 

1.       How much has the Council spent on fire safety since the Grenfell
fire (14 June 2017)? How does this compare with the same period in 2016,
2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012?

2.       How much has the Council spent on compensating residents for
additional heating costs as a result of cladding removal that has taken
place since the Grenfell fire?

3.       What percentage of the overall Council budget has been spent on
fire safety since the Grenfell fire (14 June 2017) and how does this
compare with the percentage of the overall Council budget spent on fire
safety over the same period in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012?

4.       What percentage of the overall Council budget has been spent on
fire safety this year (2017 or from the beginning of the current budgetary
period) and how does this compare with the percentage of the overall
Council budget spent on fire safety in each of the last five years (2016,
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 or the corresponding budgetary periods)?

5.       How much money has the Council received from Central Government
since Grenfell Fire to help with extra related costs since the fire?

 

Our response:

 

Unfortunately, this information cannot be provided as it is not is not
centrally held in any reportable format. The Council’s financial system
does not capture details of expenditure relating to fire safety across the
entire Council, as Expenditure associated with fire safety (which could
include things such as fire alarms, or fire doors) would be attached to
various cost centres and nominals, across the Council’s four departments.

 

Regarding Question Two, I advise that Merton Council does not hold housing
stock, and does not have Council tenants. We therefore do not hold
information about compensated heating costs for residents.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

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the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre,
Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [1][Merton Borough Council request email]

 

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you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  

Telephone:0303 123 1113  Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Brydie Raethel

Information Governance Officer

Corporate Services

Merton Council

020 8545 4634

[3]www.merton.gov.uk

 

 

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