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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Mayor ‘could do better’ on Carbon Reduction Targets
25 July 2014

The London Assembly Environment Committee has produced a ‘report card’[1} on the progress of the capital’s carbon reduction targets – and it gives the Mayor a score of 4 out of 10.

Overstretched Met struggling to keep pace with rise in child abuse cases
24 July 2014

Significant increases in the number of allegations of rape and sexual assault against children are stretching the resources of the Metropolitan Police unit responsible for investigating them, a new London Assembly report has found.

Senior salaries in the GLA Group
22 July 2014

How are the salaries of senior staff in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group set? Why do Transport for London top brass get performance bonuses, while senior staff at the London Legacy Development Corporation don’t?

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
22 July 2014
London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. 
Subjects for questioning during the two and a half hour session include:
  • Preparedness for a summer heatwave
Female diversity on the Met frontline
21 July 2014
Are the Metropolitan Police’s efforts to achieve a more diverse workforce reaching their goal? Will London’s police service reach the Mayor’s aim of having a workforce that ‘reflects the city it serves’.  [1]
Mayor should open the door to small builders to ease homes shortage
21 July 2014
More homes must be built in London and greater diversity in the construction market could give the industry a much needed boost to meet the growing needs of the capital. 
The Week Ahead 21-25 July 2014
18 July 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Environment Committee 
The Environment Committee will publish a report on the Mayor’s carbon reduction target. 
Assembly wants to extend the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
16 July 2014

The London Assembly today agreed a motion[[1]] urging the Mayor to offer other London Boroughs the opportunity to opt-in to a larger Ultra Low Emission Zone. 

Jenny Jones AM, who proposed the motion,...

Include ‘Portuguese’ on London Underground ticket machines
16 July 2014
The London Assembly today unanimously passed a motion [ ] requesting the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the wider GLA group to formally recognise the significant size of the Latin American community in London, by including ‘Latin American’ in the ethnicity section of GLA monito
Assembly hopes Scots don’t leave us this way.
16 July 2014

The London Assembly today welcomed the contribution Scottish people have made to life in the capital and throughout the United Kingdom and expressed its desire to see that union maintained.

Dumped letters question the quality of London’s postal service and Assembly calls on Mayor to react
16 July 2014
The London Assembly today passed a motion [1] urging the Mayor to review end-to-end postal services and unfair employment terms for workers at postal services, such as TNT Post UK.
Ease alcohol burden on emergency services, Assembly urges Mayor
16 July 2014

Assembly Members today urged Mayor of London Boris Johnson to take action to ease the burden drunks are putting on the capital’s emergency services.

Keep car parking standards in the London Plan
16 July 2014

The London Assembly today agreed a motion[[1]] resolving to overturn a recommendation from the Planning Minister that there is no place in the London Plan for car parking standards.  They have called on the Mayor to reject...

Assembly examines Mayor’s 10% council tax cut pledge
15 July 2014

Mayor Boris Johnson’s promise to cut 10 per cent from the Greater London Authority Council Tax precept by 2016 will be under scrutiny tomorrow as Assembly Members examine the...

Cultural Metropolis? Assembly examines updates to Mayor’s cultural strategy
15 July 2014

The London Assembly will tomorrow question Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture about recent updates to Cultural Metropolis...