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).
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At Mayor’s Question Time today, the London Assembly called on the Mayor to consider the impact of extending Right to Buy to housing associations, and to examine whether opting more boroughs into the Ultra Low Emissions Zone would help meet air quality targets.
Where is the Met succeeding and where is it failing?
London Mayor Boris Johnson is to face questions from London Assembly Members for the first time since the General Election.
The Government’s Prevent strategy has been controversial ever since it was introduced in 2005, following the 7/7 terrorist attacks. Its aim was to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Tuesday 19 May
Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber
The annual reshuffle of the London Assembly is complete.
At its Annual Meeting today, all Assembly Members present voted for new leadership, in a year which will culminate with the Assembly and Mayoral elections in May 2016.
It’s time for the annual reshuffle of the London Assembly line-up.
Following the pre–election period, the Assembly will hold its Annual Meeting tomorrow.
When the clock strikes midnight on Monday morning, 30 March, the official pre-election period begins at City Hall.
This means there will be no media activity for a total of six weeks, as specific restrictions on communications are in place.
A significant proportion of London boroughs do not have access to ecological expertise when processing planning applications. This means that planning permission could be granted with little or no regard for the impact on local wildlife.
The Mayor of London today announced the introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London and stated that £65 million has been earmarked to support London taxi drivers’ transition to zero emission capable taxis.
London is not well prepared for the risks of severe weather - and climate change is likely to make things worse. The most vulnerable in society, particularly the elderly, are at the greatest risk from the effects of our changing climate and severe weather events.
“These allegations are of historic, high level corruption of the most serious nature.”
Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Deputy Chair, Sarah Green (March 2015).
The Metropolitan Police reported 1,612 child sexual exploitation (CSE) referrals from January to October 2014. Yet, child sexual exploitation is not currently one of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) 7 priority areas.
Has the London Bridge station disruption affected you?
How has your daily commute changed?
Could the chaos have been prevented?
Is anyone taking responsibility?
What knock-on effects have you experienced? Extra childcare? Missed meetings?