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Local Government Association

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 443W, on the Local Government Association, what guidance his Department has provided on the status of the Local Government Association in respect of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. (294779)

My Department has not provided any guidance on the status of the Local Government Association in respect of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs).

Guidance on which bodies may be public authorities under the EIRs is publicly available on the DEFRA website at:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/policy/opengov/eir/guidance/full-guidance/pdf/guidance-2.pdf