Environmental Information

June 30th, 2021 by James Goudie KC

The operator of Heathrow Airport is not a public authority for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations. So held by the FTT in Heathrow Airport Ltd v Information Commissioner, EA/2020/0101, Judgment on 18;June 2021. Although the AirportĀ  had operated as a function of the State prior to its privatisation, and is closely regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority, it is a commercial enterprise. It competes with similar businesses. It is not akin to the provision of a public service.

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