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Traffic Penalty Tribunal

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will designate the Traffic Penalty Tribunal as a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (323947)

The Government conducted a public consultation between 25 October 2007 and 1 February 2008 to seek views on which bodies might be included within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act by way of a section 5 order. The Traffic Penalty Tribunal was not nominated as part of this consultation, and so has not been considered for inclusion in the first section 5 order. However, the Government made clear in their response to the consultation published on 16 July 2009 that the first section 5 order would be an initial step, and that the extension of the Act would be kept under review.

The bodies proposed for inclusion in the first section 5 order are:

academy schools

Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

financial Ombudsman Service

UCAS.