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.
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
Thames Passenger Services Federation
London Tideway Harbour Company Ltd.
Toughs Boatyard Ltd.
River Association for Freight and Transport
British Marine Industries Federation
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.