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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- London’s businesses are ill-prepared for climate change risks - 54 per cent of FTSE 100 firms have no business adaptation strategy in place for climate change.
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, (MOPAC) Stephen Greenhalgh, told London Assembly Members today that to say the Wasserwerfer 9000 water cannon purchased last year are unsafe "would be to mislead" Londoners. He added that every single one of the 6
“I can inform the House that I have decided not to authorise the Wasserwerfer 9000 water cannon as a policing tactic for operational use in England and Wales” - Home Secretary Theresa May, 15 July 2015.
Thursday 23 July
The impact of climate change on London’s economy
Extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants could make London’s housing crisis worse, experts warned today.
The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee welcomes today’s announcement from the Home Secretary that water cannon is not to be deployed in the capital.
In February this year, a cross-party group of London politicians called on the Planning Minister to immediately suspend the Vacant Building Credit. 
The government has announced plans to extend right-to-buy to people renting from a housing association.
The Olympic stadium was estimated to cost £250 million in 2004. The price tag today is £700 million.
The London Assembly questions the Mayor, in public, ten times a year at Mayor’s Question Time (#MQT) meetings. The Assembly’s job is to be a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor.
In places, London’s air quality is among the worst in Europe and the worst in the UK.
Official estimates suggest that over 3,000 deaths each year in London are attributable to air pollution.
The latest figures for the Government’s flagship back-to-work scheme which is outsourced to public, private and third sector organisations - show that disabled people and those aged over 50 fare worst in getting a job through the Programme.
Tuesday 14 July
Diesel emissions in London
- Mental ill health is a bigger issue in London than elsewhere in the country.
- £26 billion is lost from London’s economy each year as a result of mental ill health through reduced productivity.