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The mental health of young people in London
2 September 2014

Half of lifetime mental illness will start by age 14[2].

Three quarters of children and young people affected go undetected or treated[3].

Where to for the cab industry, guv?
1 September 2014

Tensions between the taxi and private hire trades and Transport for London (TfL) are running very high.  

The Week Ahead 1-5 September 2014
29 August 2014
Tuesday 2 September 2014
Taxi and Private Hire Services 
Transport Committee – 10.00am in Committee Room 5
Clock ticking for Boris to deliver post-riot regeneration
15 August 2014

Three years on from the 2011 riots, the London Assembly has found that of the £70 million Mayor’s Regeneration Fund (MRF) [1] allocated to fund regeneration in areas most affected by the riots, just 16 per cent has so far been spent. [2]

A wake up call for the Mayor as rough sleeping rises
31 July 2014

The number of rough sleepers in London has risen 64 per cent since 2010 and one third were repeat rough sleepers, [1] but beds in homeless accommodation dropped by one quarter between 2011 and 2013. [2] 

Mayor ‘could do better’ on Carbon Reduction Targets
25 July 2014

The London Assembly Environment Committee has produced a ‘report card’[1} on the progress of the capital’s carbon reduction targets – and it gives the Mayor a score of 4 out of 10.

Overstretched Met struggling to keep pace with rise in child abuse cases
24 July 2014

Significant increases in the number of allegations of rape and sexual assault against children are stretching the resources of the Metropolitan Police unit responsible for investigating them, a new London Assembly report has found.

Senior salaries in the GLA Group
22 July 2014

How are the salaries of senior staff in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group set? Why do Transport for London top brass get performance bonuses, while senior staff at the London Legacy Development Corporation don’t?

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
22 July 2014
London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. 
Subjects for questioning during the two and a half hour session include:
  • Preparedness for a summer heatwave
Female diversity on the Met frontline
21 July 2014
Are the Metropolitan Police’s efforts to achieve a more diverse workforce reaching their goal? Will London’s police service reach the Mayor’s aim of having a workforce that ‘reflects the city it serves’.  [1]
Mayor should open the door to small builders to ease homes shortage
21 July 2014
More homes must be built in London and greater diversity in the construction market could give the industry a much needed boost to meet the growing needs of the capital. 
The Week Ahead 21-25 July 2014
18 July 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Environment Committee 
The Environment Committee will publish a report on the Mayor’s carbon reduction target. 
Assembly wants to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
16 July 2014

The London Assembly today agreed a motion[[1]] urging the Mayor to offer other London Boroughs the opportunity to opt-in to a larger Ultra Low Emission Zone. 

Jenny Jones AM, who proposed the motion,...

Include ‘Portuguese’ on London Underground ticket machines
16 July 2014
The London Assembly today unanimously passed a motion [ ] requesting the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the wider GLA group to formally recognise the significant size of the Latin American community in London, by including ‘Latin American’ in the ethnicity section of GLA monito
Assembly hopes Scots don’t leave us this way.
16 July 2014

The London Assembly today welcomed the contribution Scottish people have made to life in the capital and throughout the United Kingdom and expressed its desire to see that union maintained.