FOI Requests to the Port of London Authority

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2231
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How do you feel the anomaly, whereby the Port of London Authority is exempt from Freedom of Information requests and appears to have no independent complaints procedure, should be addressed? Is this an issue on which we should be lobbying for change?

Answer

Answer for FOI Requests to the Port of London Authority

Answer for FOI Requests to the Port of London Authority

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Port of London Authority is not currently a public authority under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. This is a situation which is common to most harbour and port authorities. The Department of Constitutional Affairs, no less, is responsible for amending the list of authorities that are subject to the Act. They have publicly indicated they are investigating whether port and harbour authorities should be covered by the Act.