Authorities not on WhatDoTheyKnow

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Authorities that may need adding to the site. Many are not subject to FOI. The volunteers are constantly updating the site so this list may not be up to date.

Bodies considered likely to meet current criteria for inclusion

Port/harbour/navigation/pilotage authorities

  • Balintore Harbour Trustees - no website
  • Clyde Port Authority.
  • Collieston Harbour Trustees - no website
  • Cruden Bay Harbour Commissioners - no website
  • Drumardoch Estates (full legal name unknown - Drumardoch Estate is owned by Mr G A Cameron[1])
  • Flamborough North Sea Landing Harbour Commissioners - no website
  • Highland Council Harbours Authority
  • Hope Cove Harbour Commissioners - no website
  • North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners (Seahouses) -
  • Port of Cromarty Firth Authority? -
  • Port of Fosdyke Ltd -
  • Port Isaac Harbour Commissioners - no website
  • Portloe Harbour Commissioners - no website
  • Skerray Harbour Trustees - no website (at least not one that works)
  • Sleaford Navigation Trust(?)

Drainage boards

Airport operating companies

  • Teeside International Airport Limited - publicly owned
  • Gloucestershire Airport
  • Newcastle International Airport Limited (majority owned by seven local authorities in NE of England)
  • Newcastle Airport Local Authority Holding Company Limited
  • Norwich Airport Limited
  • St. Mary's Airport
  • Tingwall Airport(?) - Shetland Islands Council?

Groups of local councils

Commons councils/conservators


  • Connected Places Catapult
  • Future Cities Catapult


Bodies that may not meet current criteria for inclusion


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Ceremonial public authorities some of which may not meet criteria to be included on the site.

Communication preference services

  • Mailing preference service.
  • Telephone preference service.


There is an argument for adding monopolies that are not state owned.

Bodies with limited degree awarding powers

Independent Sector healthcare providers

  • Independent Sector healthcare providers [6]

Major public sector contractors

  • Atos
  • Capita
  • G4S

Not fully UK

Non-UK but unlikely to be covered by another Alavateli install:

Authority with responsibilities for both the UK and Ireland:

  • Commissioner for Irish Lights.

Based in UK but public character comes from outside the UK:

  • Foreign embassies and high commissions.
  • State Bank of India (UK) Limited.

Units of larger bodies

  • RAF College Cranwell.

Bank notes

  • Clydesdale Bank (Scottish bank notes).
  • The Bank of Scotland (Scottish bank notes).
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland (Scottish bank notes).


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Sources used to compile this list