London Assembly news

News releases issued by the London Assembly's External Relations Office and by individual Assembly Members are listed below by date in descending order (i.e. most recent first).

Please note that all news releases with titles beginning 'News from' are the views of the individual Assembly Member identified in the release and do not necessarily reflect the views of the London Assembly or the Greater London Authority.

London Assembly news is also now available as a news feed.

The Week Ahead 24-28 November 2014
21 November 2014
Tuesday 25 November
London Health Commission
Health Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5
Mayor must protect education and youth programmes
21 November 2014
The London Assembly Education Panel is looking into implications of a possible 90% drop in funding for education and youth schemes.
Too much red tape? ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ not working in London
20 November 2014

Three years on from the introduction of the Localism Act 2011;

A third of London boroughs have no neighbourhood forums,

One successful plan has been introduced so far, and

Assembly wants independent investigation into Royal Albert Dock tendering process
19 November 2014

The London Assembly has voted to dig deeper into concerns about the relationship between London and Partners and Chinese Company Advanced Business Park (ABP).

City Hall Budget – Assembly checks the figures
19 November 2014

The Greater London Authority (GLA) plans to spend over £1 billion in 2015-16 – is the Mayor on track to deliver his manifesto commitments around jobs and housing?

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
18 November 2014

The London Assembly is part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Assembly Members are elected every four years, at the same time as the Mayor. 

There are 25 London Assembly Members - twelve Labour, nine GLA Conservative, two Liberal Democrat and two Green Party Members.

Planning applications – when should the Mayor step-in?
17 November 2014
Since 2008, a total of 11 strategic planning applications have been called-in for review by Mayor Boris Johnson, including applications for the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office and Eileen House, near the Ministry of Sound.
The week ahead 17-21 November 2014
14 November 2014

Put these meetings in your diary. Come along, or watch the webcasts here:

Police and crime questions at City Hall
12 November 2014
The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow examine the following subjects:
From 10am 
Where will London's families live?
11 November 2014
One in four London children are living in overcrowded homes[1], yet just 8% of affordable homes funded by the Mayor between 2011 and 2014 have four bedrooms or more.[2]
Knocking on door-to-door transport problems
11 November 2014

Dial-a-Ride, Taxicard, CapitalCall, Community Transport, NHS Patient Transport Service and Adult Social Services/Children Services transport – which service is travelling in the right direction?

London's Housing Strategy
10 November 2014
The London Assembly Housing Committee will tomorrow examine progress on the delivery of the Mayor’s Housing strategy.
The Week Ahead 10-14 November 2014
7 November 2014
Tuesday 11 November
Mayor’s Housing Strategy
Housing Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5
London’s war dead remembered
6 November 2014

The Greater London Authority (GLA) will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance for London’s war dead in the Chamber at City Hall tomorrow from 10.30am.

London Living Wage should be the norm
5 November 2014
The London Assembly has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to increase the take up of the London Living Wage amongst employers and if this doesn’t improve the numbers the Mayor should make the case to Government for making the London Living Wage a statutory requirement.