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GLA Group Budget 2014/15
28 January 2014

Assembly Members will tomorrow consider Mayor Boris Johnson’s £17.3 billion draft consolidated budget for 2014/15.

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Met’s custody care risk
28 January 2014

The Metropolitan Police are struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody suites, a new report from the London Assembly says.

How will the Mayor protect London’s open spaces with a growing population?
27 January 2014

How well are the Mayor’s and the boroughs’ policies protecting London’s open spaces while under pressure from a fast growing population? Is enough being done to ensure that we meet planning demands whilst protecting London’s green spaces?

A slow start-up for digitally excluded communities as Mayor changes regeneration plans
27 January 2014

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Super Connected Cities Plan [1] has shifted from regenerating key locations with super-fast broadband, to a voucher scheme for small businesses dotted across the capital.

Why did the Assembly Member cross the road…?
27 January 2014

The London Assembly Transport Committee is crossing the capital’s busiest and most notorious streets tomorrow, in an effort to experience first-hand the danger pede...

Boris’s ‘Year of the Bus’ launch prompts warning
27 January 2014

The Mayor of London and TfL have today been reminded by the London Assembly Transport Committee not to ignore the issues identified by London Bus users in October 2013.

The Week Ahead
24 January 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:


Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Pedestrian Crossing Visit

Water cannon on the streets of London
23 January 2014

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will next week begin its examination of Mayor Boris Johnson’s proposal to purchase water cannon for the Metropolitan Police.

Why is London playing catch-up on crime reduction?
21 January 2014

The Mayor of London needs to explain why crime has fallen more slowly in London than the rest of the country over the last ten years, the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee says in its response to the Mayor's draft budget[1].

Out-of-hospital care for older people
21 January 2014

There has been a 26 per cent rise in A & E admissions among the 85+ age group over four years, nationally[1. It is estimated that around a quarter of those admissions could be avoided.

What can be done to create more apprenticeships in London?
20 January 2014

The London Assembly’s Economy Committee will tomorrow examine how proposed government policy changes will affect apprenticeship schemes in the capital and what more the Mayor and Greater London Authority should do to support apprenticeships in London.

Assembly successfully convinces Mayor to update Biodiversity strategy
17 January 2014

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has convinced The Mayor of London that an update of the Mayoral Biodiversity Strategy is necessary, to reflect changes in policy and thinking, since it was published 11 years ago. 


The Week Ahead
17 January 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:


Monday 20 January 2014

Holocaust Day Memorial Ceremony (By invitation only) – 11.00am in the Chamber

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at City Hall
17 January 2014

The Greater London Authority (GLA) will hold its annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in the Chamber at City Hall from 11am-11:45am on Monday 20 January. The theme of this year’s event is ‘

Assembly examines the impact of changes to government policies for homeless people in London
16 January 2014

What impact will reduced funding and changes to homelessness policies have on London’s homeless hostels and residents?