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CMA investigation into London River Services

Request ID: FOI-2633-2122
Date published: 15 March 2022

You asked

It is our understanding that the CMA investigation into London River Services alleged preferential treatment towards certain operators on the river has now been concluded and that an advisory letter was sent to TfL to close the matter. Under the Freedom of Information Action please may I request a copy of the advisory / outcome letter from the CMA?

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-2633-2122

Thank you for your request received on 16 February 2022 asking for information about the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into London River Services.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

Please find the requested information attached.

In accordance with our obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of Article 5 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the exemption.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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