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Freedom of Information Request to RCTC Cost of managing asbestos in schools

Freedom of Infomation Request  5 September 2017
 

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff 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,

 

Freedom of information, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council 10 October 2017

 

Dear Ms 

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of the cost of 
managing asbestos in schools, the Authority’s response is as follows:

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) ANSWER:£1,582,391

2. the amount of money spent on asbestos removal from schools between 2006 
and 2016 
ANSWER: £3,225,059

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

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. 
ANSWER: No specific funding has been sought during the time period.

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 
ANSWER: No specific funding has been approved during the time period.

6. the projected budget for future management of asbestos in schools 
between 2017 and 2027 
ANSWER: - PLEASE NOTE - The Authority only holds the information for 
schools capital asbestos budgets for the next 3 years.

These budgets are:

• 17.18 £2.431M 
• 18.19 £1.900M 
• 19.20 £1.900M

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been 
handled, you can request a review of the Council’s response. If you wish 
to exercise this right, please set out in writing your grounds and send 
your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be reached at 
[1][email address] or at RCT CBC, Pavilions, Clydach Vale, 
Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of 
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the 
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

We trust this answers your queries.

Yours Sincerely

Marc Jones 
Swyddog Gwasanaethau Democrataidd / Democratic Services Officer 
Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Democrataidd / Legal and Democratic Services

The Pavilions 
Clydach Vale 
CF40 2XX 
Ffon: 01443 424102 / Tel No: 01443 424102