Lost property in London (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5005
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your response to my question 2017/4350. Do you agree that the lost property service within Transport for London (TfL) should be expanded to support Londoners who lose valuable items outside the public transport system, or who find lost items and wish to return them to their owners?

Answer

Answer for Lost property in London (2)

Answer for Lost property in London (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London's (TfL) lost property office continues to provide a valuable service for London, as it has for over eighty years, but is not suited to handle property found outside the transport network. The operation runs at a cost to TfL and the legislation that allows it to operate restricts its scope to the TfL transport network only. The right to charge fees and hold unclaimed goods also make the service incompatible with the laws covering items found on the transport network