Garden Bridge (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3653
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does it concern you that because a charity was set up to deliver it, the Garden Bridge project was not subject to Freedom of Information requests? Will you request that the Garden Bridge Trust make any information that a public body would have to release under the Freedom of Information Act available to the public upon request?

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge (1)

Answer for Garden Bridge (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The management for the Garden Bridge project was approved during my predecessor's time in office. I understand that the funding agreement between TfL and the Trust sets out TfL's expectations regarding compliance with Freedom of Information legislation.

Transport for London and the GLA have of course always been subject to Freedom of Information requests and has sought to comply where possible. Both will continue to do all they can during the wind up process to help facilitate transparency.