Teesside International Airport Limited

Johan Briggs made this Freedom of Information request to Tees Valley Combined Authority

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Dear Tees Valley Combined Authority,

Now that Teesside International Airport Limited is a a “publicly-owned company” under section 3(1)(b) of the FOI Act, kindly provide:

1) the total value of the “bail out” money paid in 2020 and 2021 by the Combined Authority;

2) the briefing papers provided to Ben Houchen in respect of the bail out money (for both 2020 and 2021);

3) each subsidy given to airlines during 2020 and 2021 (specifying which businesses benefited, the value of the financial incentive offered and, where relevant, the route they provide at the airport);

4) the total amount of public funding spent on making improvements to the airport in 2018,2019,2020 and 2021;

5) the total amount of public funding spent on improving commercial infrastructure within the airport in 2018,2019,2020 and 2021.

6) a schedule of the cheapest and most expensive landing fees at the airport in 2018,2019,2020 and 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Johan Briggs

TVCA Governance, Tees Valley Combined Authority

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Dear Johan

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Ref: 100/2021 

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on the 11^th December 2021.  

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. If this request is for information that the Combined Authority
holds, you will receive the information requested by 13^th January
2022 which is within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.  

 

However, please note the Act defines a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an
assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the
information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only
released in part, you will be informed of the reasons why, together with
any rights of appeal.  

 

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be
consulted before deciding whether it can be released.  

 

Yours sincerely 

 

 

 

Ruth Callaghan | Acting Governance and Business Support Manager

[1][email address]

Tees Valley Combined Authority

 

 

 

 

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Questions 4 to 6 are withdrawn, but it would be interesting to have the others answered.

TVCA Governance, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Dear Johan

The amendment to your request has been noted.

Kind regards

Ruth

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TVCA Governance, Tees Valley Combined Authority

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Dear Johan

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 100/2021 

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 11^th December 2021. In
response to your request I can now provide the following information.   

 

You asked:

 1. the total value of the “bail out” money paid in 2020 and 2021 by the
Combined Authority;

 

Our response:

Information on TVCA’s further investment in the Airport was set out in the
report to the TVCA Cabinet paper ‘Q4 Budget Report and Medium Term
Financial Plan’ presented at the Cabinet meeting on 2 July 2021. This
report can be found on the TVCA website.

 

You asked:

2) the briefing papers provided to Ben Houchen in respect of the bail out
money (for both 2020 and 2021);

 

Our response:

Information about the rationale for further investment in the Airport was
set out in the appendix to the Cabinet paper Teesside International
Airport Business Plan Update presented at the meeting on 24^th September
2021. This report can be found on the TVCA website.

 

You asked:

3) each subsidy given to airlines during 2020 and 2021 (specifying which
businesses benefited, the value of the financial incentive offered and,
where relevant, the route they provide at the airport);

 

Our response:

We do not hold this information.

 

Questions 4-6 were withdrawn

 

 If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.  

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint by writing to:  

 

Group Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Cavendish House,
Teesdale Business Park, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6QY.   

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at: 

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113:  Website:
[3]www.ico.gov.uk.   

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.  

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

 

Ruth Callaghan | Acting Governance and Business Support Manager

[4][email address]

Tees Valley Combined Authority

 

 

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