Port of London Authority

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what application he has received from the Port of London Authority under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964 concerning changes to their Act and proposals for a statutory instrument; what correspondence he has received from objectors or potential objectors to the proposed statutory instrument; what steps he has taken to ensure that those most likely to be affected have been consulted; and if he will make a statement on his intentions.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

The Port of London Authority's application for a Harbour Revision Order was advertised in the London Gazette and various local newspapers. The Secretary of State received objections or representations from the following:

St. Pancras Cruising Club

Thames Boating Trades Association

Residential Boat Owners Association

TGWU South East and East Anglia

Thames Passenger Services Federation

London Tideway Harbour Company Ltd.

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames

Toughs Boatyard Ltd.

Royal Yachting Association

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Inland Waterways Association

The Barge Association

River Association for Freight and Transport

British Marine Industries Federation

Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs

National Association of Boat Owners

Commercial Boat Owners Association.

All of the objections and representations were copied to the PLA who are currently involved in discussions with a view to resolving the various concerns. The Secretary of State is awaiting the outcome of these discussions before deciding whether or not to call a public inquiry.

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