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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The London Assembly has welcomed intervention by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which has resulted in the release of Transport for London’s (TfL) advice to Mayor Boris Johnson about prospective tube and bus fare rises in January 2013.
The London Assembly Environment Committee has today published a summary of the flood risks facing the capital.
There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital over the last decade. The number of cases in London is growing quicker than elsewhere in the country.
The London Assembly today highlighted significant weaknesses in Mayor Boris Johnson’s Housing Strategy that mean it will fail to address existing housing demand nor meet the needs of London’s expanding population.
London Assembly Members will tomorrow vote on whether to accept or reject Mayor Boris Johnson’s draft Housing Strategy .
Before voting the Assembly will question the following guests about the proposed changes:
More pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets than any other road user group. Sixty-nine pedestrians were killed and another 1,054 seriously injured in London in 2012 – an average of three people a day. There were 14 cycling fatalities.
On average, 3 people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London. A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one.
Cases of Type 2 diabetes have increased dramatically in London and more quickly here than elsewhere in the country.
· There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital, over the last decade.
Public meetings and report launches coming up at the London Assembly next week:
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the following guests about policing and criminal justice.
The Mayor aims for London to generate a quarter of its own energy from decentralised sources by 2025 – but what is the market appetite for decentralised and renewable heat and power generation and is the Mayor on track to deliver?
How will Dot London, the capital’s new internet domain, benefit businesses and the economy in London?
Would greater competition in the house building industry increase the number of homes built in London?
Currently the largest house builders complete around 70 per cent of total house building in the UK.
The London Assembly Economy Committee heard today how two out of five people in the UK offered an internship have had to turn it down for financial reasons  allowing peers who can afford to work without pay to gain experience in highly competitive industries.