Chief Executive's Statement of Commitment (IFTS)

I am personally committed to making sure that the information held by the Coal Authority (“the Authority”) is communicated to all our stakeholders and used appropriately. Where this information can be traded it is my aim that this is undertaken fairly. I have, therefore, asked the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) to carry out an assessment of the Authority to ensure that the organisation is complying with best practice in trading information.

Communicating and trading information is central to the Authority’s strategy. I will insist that the Authority adheres to an open and transparent system of trading its information that meets the terms of the Competition Act 1998. My aim is that, in principle, the Authority will be able to licence any information it owns for re-use. We will publish any licence exceptions on our website.

I will report any complaints received about breaches of this commitment to the Standards Manager at OPSI and will investigate them promptly and thoroughly.

Philip Lawrence
Chief Executive.


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