Commenting on death of Metropolitan Police Constable Andrew Duncan, Chair of the Police and Crime Committee Joanne McCartney AM said:
Public meetings coming up next week:
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Health Committee – 10am in The Chamber
The Government has announced plans to provide free healthy school meals to all children in the first three years of primary school from next September.
How can more than 100,000 extra school places needed in London be provided over the next three years?
The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh.
A summary of next week's meetings at City Hall
Commenting on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) appointment of Baroness Newlove to review victim and witness services in London, Joanne McCartney AM, Chair of the Police and Crime Committee said:
Is the Mayor’s target to halve “severe overcrowding” in social rented housing by the end of 2016 ambitious enough? Are recent welfare reforms and the Affordable Rent Programme impacting on overcrowding? How could building more larger houses for social rent be encouraged?
How has TfL chosen to invest additional revenue funding? Does it get value for money on its investments? And, did it get what it expected from the recent spending review?
Commenting on the latest Home Office statistics on police use Taser in England and Wales, Chair of the Police and Crime Committee Joanne McCartney AM said:
What are the biggest threats to biodiversity and green spaces in London? And do London boroughs and the Mayor need to do more to promote and protect wildlife habitats across the capital?
London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Subjects for questioning during the two and a half hour session include:
A summary of public meetings for the week commencing Monday 9 September 2013
The London Assembly has highlighted to the Airports Commission the impact of noise from aircraft on thousands of people and the need for a third party to help reduce antagonism in the relationship between communities and airports.