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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.

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30 per cent rise in sexual offences on London transport
7 October 2015

Recorded sexual offences across the transport network increased by 32 per cent in 2014/15 and police dealt with 178 more violent assaults than the previous year, an increase of 9 per cent[1].

What impact will the night tube have on these types of crimes?

What could rent stabilisation mean for London?
7 October 2015

More and more people are renting in London - and it is becoming more expensive. What’s the solution?

Business rate devolution – spending it wisely
5 October 2015

Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement that business rates will be devolved, Darren Johnson AM, Chair of the London Assembly Devolution Working Group, said:

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 05/10/15
2 October 2015


Thursday 8 October

The Impact of Rent Stabilisation Measures in London

Housing Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5

Assembly rings alarm bells over Met outsourcing
30 September 2015

Metropolitan Police plans to contract out services to the private sector present huge risks, the London Assembly warned today.

Assembly glad to see TfL step up on taxi and private hire issues
30 September 2015

The London Assembly Transport Committee has greeted today’s announcement of a new taxi and private hire strategy by Transport for London (TfL) with optimism.

Has Dieselgate hit London?
30 September 2015

Have car manufacturers been manipulating diesel emission results to meet legal EU levels during testing?  They’ve admitted to doing it in the US – are there similar vehicles on London’s streets?

Met slams organisation of Notting Hill Carnival
24 September 2015

Over 400 arrests were made at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, that’s the highest number in more than a decade[1]. Offences included the stabbing of a police officer and an attempted murder.

Questions for the Met on funding reductions
23 September 2015

The Metropolitan Police plan to deliver savings totalling almost £600 million by 2015-16.

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 21/09/15
18 September 2015
Thursday 24 September
Q&A with the Met and MOPAC
Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber
New Assembly Member appointed
16 September 2015

Victoria Borwick MP resigned as an Assembly Member at the close of today’s London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting.

Did TfL play fair in awarding the contract for the Garden Bridge design?
16 September 2015
Questions have been raised by London Assembly Members, journalists, procurement experts and members of the public about the fairness of the process which saw Heatherwick Studio awarded the design contract for the Garden Bridge.
Statement from Tony Arbour AM, Deputy Chairman of the London Assembly
16 September 2015
“Today’s disruption at Mayor’s Question Time was unnecessary and unfortunate.