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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London’s biggest bank robbery: Is the internet being effectively policed?
20 October 2014

Londoners are being robbed of millions of pounds a year through bank, credit card and other online frauds but these thefts are not being recorded in official crime statistics [1].

The Week Ahead at the London Assembly - 20 Oct 2014
17 October 2014

Check out which committees are meeting and what they're discussing.

The Mayor needs more health powers for London
15 October 2014

The London Assembly Health Committee's initial response the London Health Commission Report

London comes last in apprenticeship race
15 October 2014

London is lagging behind other regions in England when it comes to the number of apprenticeships, despite having a major problem with youth unemployment. The Mayor set an apprenticeship target of 250,000 by 2016, but looks unlikely to achieve this.

Does London have adequate sites for Gypsies and Travellers?
15 October 2014

Are there enough sites in the capital for Gypsy and Traveller communities, and what impact is any shortfall in sites having on wider public services?

Assembly asks: Is London Overground the blueprint for rail success?
13 October 2014

The Budget & Performance Committee will tomorrow examine the success of the London Overground rail network, which consistently achieves high ratings for punctuality and customer satisfaction while more than tripling passengers numbers.

Planning for London’s mega-growth
13 October 2014

It is predicted that by 2050 the demand for public transport will rise by 50 per cent, the demand on energy supplies by 20 per cent, 600 more schools will be required and every year 50,000 new homes will be needed. How will London cope?

Controversial Cycling Superhighways & implementing The Mayor’s Infrastructure Plan for transport
13 October 2014

The London Assembly Transport Committee looks at how the Mayor's Infrastructure Plan will ensure London’s transport demands are met before 2050 and if their costs and timescales accurate.

The Week Ahead 13-17 October 2014
10 October 2014


Tuesday 14 October
Cycle infrastructure projects and London Infrastructure Plan 2050
Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

Whatever the weather – is London prepared?
8 October 2014

Are we ready for anything and everything?

Police and crime questions at City Hall
8 October 2014

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow examine the following subjects:

From 2pm

The Committee will examine changes to the delivery of probation services in London with the following additional guests:

The Voice for London – at £1 a year
6 October 2014

The London Assembly's annual report - ‘The Voice for London’ - highlights the work of the Assembly over the past 12 months.

The Week Ahead 6-10 October 2014
3 October 2014


Thursday 9 October 2014
Adapting to severe weather
Environment Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Environment Committee will discuss London’s adaptation to the risks of severe weather.

Life and d/Deaf: accessing health services
1 October 2014
  • What’s it like to be deaf and unwell? 
  • Is it easy to see a GP? 
  • How difficult is it to communicate the symptoms? 
The race is on to find 133,000 more school places in London
17 September 2014

London needs to create 133,000 more primary and secondary school places by 2018[1].