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Environmental Information Regulations

Volume 690: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether port authorities are obliged to disclose information under the Environmental Information Regulations. [HL2395]

Port authorities may be obliged to consider disclosure of information under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) only if they are listed in Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act or fall within the definition of “public authority” set out in the EIRs because they carry out functions of public administration or otherwise meet the definition of a public authority for EIR purposes.