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Thames Gateway

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings officials in her Department had with (a) Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership, (b) Thames Gateway Kent Partnership and (c) Thames Gateway London Partnership during 2006; which officials were in attendance; which other organisations were represented at the meetings; and if she will place the minutes of the meetings in the Library. (86159)

During the course of 2006 the following formal board meetings have taken place, at which DCLG officials have been in attendance. The meetings are listed with officials who attended as follows:

(a) Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership (TGSEP) has held three board meetings

8 February—DCLG Hulya Mustafa

29 March—DCLG Hulya Mustafa

10 May—DCLG Elizabeth Cowie, Jeff Channing

(b) Thames Gateway Kent Partnership (TGKP) has held two board meetings

28 February—DCLG Ben Stoneman

23 May—DCLG Ros Dunn, Andy De Lord and Ben Stoneman

30 June—Discussion on the Thames Gateway Strategic Framework, DCLG Ros Dunn

(c) Thames Gateway London Partnership (TGLP) has held two board meetings

21 February—DCLG Jey Jeyaraj

27 June—Jey Jeyaraj

These meetings have core board members plus guest speakers who vary from meeting to meeting. The following organisations have been present at the meetings in 2006.

(a) TGSEP: Essex County Council, Baker Tilly, Castle Point Borough Council, Thurrock Council, Rochford District Council, GO East, Thurrock PCT, TTGDC, Basildon District Council, Finishing Line, Southend Borough Council, Greengrid Partnership, LSC, Social Regeneration Forum, Renaissance Southend.

(b) TGKP: Environment Agency, Highways Agency, Medway Council, Swale Borough Council, Sport England South East, Culture Thames Gateway, TGKP CE, Swale Forward, Kent County Council, Genecon, Kent Thameside Delivery Board, Press, Gravesham Borough Council.

(c) TGLP: London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, and also SELSHA, Goldsmiths University, ECCIC, and TfL.

Minutes of meetings for this year will be placed in the House Library for TGKP and TGLP, and minutes from the 19 July 2006 onwards will be placed in the Library of the House.

As part of their normal business, DCLG officials have also spoken with and met a number of representatives from all three partnerships.