THE ROLES OF THE ALG AND THE ALG TRANSPORT
AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
The Road Traffic Act 1991 required the London
local authorities to establish a joint committee for various purposes
involved with parking enforcement. These include:
determining additional parking charges
and parking penalties;
appointing adjudicators; and
providing administrative support
and premises for the adjudicators.
The Greater London Authority Act 1999 amended
the 1991 Act to require TfL to be a member of the joint committee
with respect to adjudication.
This joint committee was established in 1992
as the Parking Committee for London (PCfL). PCfL's constitution
allowed it to carry out other activities related to parking enforcement,
as detailed in the body of this evidence. In 1998, as a result
of a merger with other transport related joint committees, PCfL
changed its name to the Transport Committee for London (TCfL).
In 2000, the boroughs consolidated all their joint activities
under the umbrella of the ALG. TCfL became an associated joint
committee of the ALG and again changed its name to the ALG Transport
and Environment Committee (ALG TEC).
At a member level, ALG TEC retains its separate
status and boroughs still nominate members directly to ALG TEC.
ALG TEC raises its own finance with its own budget. ALG, through
its Leaders' Committee must approve this budget and also approve
the general policy of ALG TEC (carried out through approval of
the business plan).
At an officer level, all ALG TEC's functions
are carried out by ALG staff who are integrated with other ALG
In addition to its statutory functions, the
joint committee carries out other functions on behalf of its members,
where it makes practical or financial sense for these to be done
jointly. These include:
Code of Practice on Parking Enforcement
and Parking Attendant's Handbook.
TRACE: the 24 hour call centre providing
information on vehicles which have been removed.
Common databases on persistent evaders
and invalid blue badges.
IT links between the boroughs and
DVLA and the County Court.