Royal Parks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-01-26
Session date: 
January 26, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0075
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Section 194 of the recent Localism Bill introduces provisions to allow Ministers to delegate to the Mayor any functions that they see fit. Is it envisioned that this provision could be used to transfer responsibility for the Royal Parks from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to the Mayor?

Answer

Answer for Royal Parks

Answer for Royal Parks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, it is not currently envisaged that Section 194 of the Localism Bill would bring about the transfer of the management of the Royal Parks to the GLA.

The Government intends to legislate for the transfer as soon as an opportunity arises.