Transport for London Bill

MQT on 2013-03-20
Session date: 
March 20, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that the Transport for London Bill currently in the House of Lords, which removes the requirement on TfL to obtain the consent of the Secretary of State to dispose of operational land such as in the proposed Earl's Court Exhibition development and seeks to revise the wording of the GLA 1999 Act, would seem to put the Mayor in a legally ambiguous position since the Mayor, while Chairman of TfL is also a constituent part of the GLA and it is not clear how such disposals would be effected, bearing in mind the great hostility to the Earl's Court development which entails loss of skyline, TfL's Lillie Bridge Depot and overdevelopment?


Answer for Transport for London Bill

Answer for Transport for London Bill

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In January 2013, TfL decided not to pursue this amendment. Accordingly the parliamentary authorities were notified and this clause will be deleted from the Bill during committee stage in the House of Lords.