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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Budget and Performance Committee statement on Santander cycle sponsorship
27 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Transport for London and Santander today announced a seven-year partnership to develop and expand the London Cycle Hire scheme.

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 02/03/15
27 February 2015

REPORT LAUNCH:

Tuesday 3 March

Health Committee – Access to GP Care 

9:30-10:30am - Docklands Medical Centre

London Calling for GPs – report launch
27 February 2015
  • Around 16,000 more GPs will be needed nationally than are currently available by 2021.
  • Almost 16 per cent of London GPs are over 60 years old, so if large numbers of GPs take early retirement, London could be desperately short of doctors.
 
Confusion over cost leaves London schools behind
26 February 2015

In a meeting of the London Assembly Education Panel yesterday, Assembly Members heard how the perceived cost of testing pupils has prevented the capital from featuring in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - an internationally-recognised survey of the knowledge and skills...

Assembly wants more action from TfL
25 February 2015

At a packed meeting in the Chamber at City Hall today, Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy formally responded to the hard-hitting London Assembly Transport Committee Report ‘Future Proof’, into Taxi and Private Hire services.

What’s the right ‘devo deal’ for London?
25 February 2015

How could today’s news that Manchester is to be granted radical new health and social care powers affect the capital’s care time-bomb?

The Met and paying to protest
25 February 2015

Why has the Metropolitan Police told organisers of the Million Women Rise march they must employ their own private security firm and formulate a road closure plan? The cost could be up to £10,000.

Can London schools compete?
24 February 2015

How are the capital’s schools performing compared to those in other UK regions?

How does the performance of London’s young people measure up in comparison to those in other global cities?

Hendy in the hot seat over taxi and private hire services
24 February 2015
How will Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, react to the London Assembly Transport Committee’s report into the Taxi and Private Hire industries – ‘Future Proof’?
 
Freeze GLA share of council tax for new homes
23 February 2015
The London Assembly today agreed a motion[1] calling on the Mayor to commit to freeze, rather than reduce, the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) share of council tax, in order to deliver new homes for Londoners.
 
Solar will save schools money, says Assembly
23 February 2015

The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to set aside funding in his £17 billion 2015-16 budget to help London schools install solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels.

Coming up next week at the London Assembly
20 February 2015

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Monday 23 February

Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) – 10:00am in the Chamber

Assembly to assess Mayor’s Fire nominee
20 February 2015
The London Assembly will hold a confirmation hearing on Monday to assess Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s proposed appointment to Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). 
 
Budget day at City Hall
20 February 2015
The London Assembly will consider the Mayor of London’s £17 billion final budget for 2015/6 on Monday.
 
London – stop wasting food!
19 February 2015

London’s landfill sites are expected to be full by 2025[1],

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