- South East England Regional Assembly
South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA) is the regional assembly for the
South East Englandregion of the United Kingdom[ [http://www.southeast-ra.gov.uk/ South East England Regional Assembly ] ] . Regional Assemblies are described in the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 as "Regional Chambers" and their function of consultation is shown in Section 8 of the Act [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980045_en_1] .
Although it is publicly funded, SEERA claims not to be a public authority and is therefore not subject to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000[http://www.southeast-ra.gov.uk/about_info_access.html] :
"The Regional Assembly is a voluntary regional chamber under the RDA Act 1998. It is not however a public authority and does not therefore fall strictly within the frame of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Regional Assembly's business is carried out under the auspices of SEERA Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee."
SEERA currently has 111 members, made up as follows [http://www.southeast-ra.gov.uk/members.php] :
"There are 73 councillor members representing each of the region's local authorities and three members for town and parish councils. The remaining 38 members represent a range of interests including the voluntary and community sector, business, trade unions, the environment, economic partnerships, health, education, sport, culture, faith groups, town and parish councils and the New Forest National Park Authority."
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