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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Publication Scheme


Covent Garden Market Authority ('the Authority') is a statutory corporation, established in 1961 and is responsible to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It has a Board of seven persons (including Chairman) appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and one appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport. The Authority's duty is to provide facilities for a wholesale horticultural market at Nine Elms, London, SW8 whilst ensuring that its revenues are sufficient at least to break even taking one year with another. The Authority's governing statutes are comprised in four Acts of Parliament, the Covent Garden Market Acts 1961, 1966, 1969 and 1977.

Classes of Information under the CGMA Publication Scheme

This section describes the classes of information that the Authority publishes or intends to publish, the sources and format of this information, and whether the material is free or subject to a charge. Wherever possible information will be made available online via the Authority's website ( Where information is not available online it can be accessed either via Authority publications or by direct enquiry to the Authority's Information Officer (Telephone: 020 7720 2211). Unless specifically identified to the contrary, all information and images published by the Authority are subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without prior permission from the Authority.

Classes of published informationAvailable from - (£) indicates that charge may be made
a) Organisational structure; Board Membership; Senior Management; Statutory Advisory Committees; Key ContactsAnnual Report (£) and Website
b) Policy and Strategy: CGMA strategic statement; Health & Safety; Racial equality; Covent Garden Market ActsAnnual Report (£)/website/direct enquiry (£)
c) Accounts & audited financial resultsAnnual Report (£)/website
d) Market tenants: names, addresses, contacts & types of businessMarket Guidebook and website
e) Market trade statistics: Annual value of Market turnoverAnnual Report (£)/website
f) Lettings and leases: Premises available to let in Market; Terms and conditions applicable; Sample lease documentationDirect enquiry (£)
g) Market operational information: Opening times; Vehicle Entry Charges; Market byelawsWebsite/direct enquiry/display in Market
h) Communications and Public Relations: Newsletters; Fact sheets; press releasesWebsite/direct enquiry/circulation list

Schedule of Fees

Exempt Information

The Authority considers information in the following classes to be exempt information by virtue of section 24 of the FOIA, in that it relates to information of a commercially sensitive or confidential nature:

  • Details of the terms of individual tenancy agreements, individual tenants' financial standing, or the Authority's dealings with individual tenant.
  • Details of the terms of contracts for the supply of goods and services to the Authority
  • Any information that has been provided to the Authority in confidence.
  • Personal and employment details of individual members of staff.
  • Details of security procedures and emergency contingency plans the disclosure of which could compromise security.
  • Details of confidential or commercially sensitive discussions and decisions taken at Board or other levels, the disclosure of which could compromise the Authority's position in respect of dealings with outside parties or organisations.


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