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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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397Information schemes

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(1)The Mayor may make schemes for the collection of information relating to any matters concerning Greater London or any part of it.

(2)The schemes that may be made under this section include schemes under which each London local authority must provide to the Mayor, in accordance with the scheme, information—

(a)required by the Mayor to be provided; and

(b)falling within such description of information as is specified in the scheme.

(3)A scheme under this section may be made only after consultation with each London local authority.

(4)A scheme under this section shall have effect so as to be binding on all the London local authorities only if at least two-thirds of those authorities give their agreement to the scheme.

(5)A scheme under this section shall state whether or not it is to remain in effect indefinitely and, if it is not to remain in effect indefinitely, shall state the period for which it is to remain in effect.

(6)A scheme under this section may include provision relating to—

(a)the method by which information to be collected or provided under the scheme is to be analysed;

(b)the form in which such information is to be collected or provided;

(c)the ownership of information collected or provided under the scheme;

(d)the method by which information is to be transferred or stored under the scheme;

(e)the persons to whom information collected or provided under the scheme may, or must not, be disclosed;

(f)bearing the costs of the scheme.

(7)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (6)(f) above includes in particular provision—

(a)for the costs of collecting or providing information of a description specified in the scheme to be borne by the Mayor or a London local authority or by both the Mayor and a London local authority in such proportions as may be specified by or under the scheme;

(b)for the recovery of costs related to the scheme by the Mayor from a London local authority, by a London local authority from the Mayor or by a London local authority from another such authority.

(8)A scheme under this section may contain such supplementary provision as the Mayor considers necessary or expedient.

(9)The powers of the Mayor under this section are without prejudice to any other power of the Mayor under or by virtue of this Act to require any London local authority to provide information.

(10)For the purposes of this section “London local authority” means a London borough council or the Common Council.

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