Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection which sought authorisation to enter into an agreement made under s.101 of the Local Government Act 1972 between the City of London Corporation and Thurrock Council.
Members commended the impressive growth in trade at London Gateway noting this was a model of quality work.
In response to a Member’s query on increasing capacity, the Director of Port Health and Public Protection advised that the City would be able to meet the increase in throughput, making the Port more efficient and this would minimise the impact of a hard Brexit.
Responding to a Members question on cost benefit analysis, the Chairman noted that the City charges for its services on a cost recovery basis.
RESOLVED – That the Committee:
· authorise the City of London Corporation to enter into an agreement under the provisions of s.101 Local Government Act 1972 with Thurrock Council as outlined in this report; and
· authorise the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Comptroller & City Solicitor to negotiate and settle the final form of agreement with Thurrock Council, including specific legislation, charging regimes and termination arrangements.