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Freedom of information request response - 06516

FOI request

FOI ID number
06516
Regarding
Schools used for polling stations
Request

I would like to request, under the freedom of information act, the following information.

  • The number of schools in your area due to be used as polling stations on December 12, broken down by what phase (primary, secondary, etc)
  • How many schools in your area will be closed or partially closed as a result of being used as a polling station on December 12, broken down by what phase (primary, secondary, etc)
  • The number of schools used as polling stations at the 2017 general election
  • How much will be paid out in compensation to schools used for this coming general election, and how much was paid out in 2017
  • Have you taken up the DfE’s offer of extra funding to find alternative sites to use instead of schools, and if so, how many of these alternative sites have been found?

Our response

Response
  • The number of schools in Eden due to be used as polling stations on December 12, broken down by what phase (primary, secondary, etc) - None
  • How many schools in your area will be closed or partially closed as a result of being used as a polling station on December 12, broken down by what phase (primary, secondary, etc) - None
  • The number of schools used as polling stations at the 2017 general election - One
  • How much will be paid out in compensation to schools used for this coming general election, and how much was paid out in 2017 – No compensation paid to the one school in 2017
  • Have you taken up the DfE’s offer of extra funding to find alternative sites to use instead of schools, and if so, how many of these alternative sites have been found? – N/A.
Response date
11 November 2019