Assembly press releases

Assembly demands transparency over expansion of police weaponry
15 October 2013

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Mayor of London must make the case for increasing the number and range of weapons used to police London, a new report from the London Assembly says.

Assembly to investigate Dukw fire
14 October 2013

The London Assembly is launching an investigation into the response to a fire on board an amphibious vehicle cruising the river Thames on 29 September.

The week ahead at the London Assembly
11 October 2013

A summary of public meetings and report launches for the week starting 14 October 2013

Locals need more help to save their local, Assembly hears
11 October 2013

We heard about the challenge faced by community groups hoping to save their local pub under new ‘Community Asset’ rules.

Assembly urges Mayor to oppose Government shops-to-homes plans
10 October 2013

The London Assembly today unanimously called on the Mayor to press the Government to abandon its plans to let developers convert shops into flats without planning permission.

Appointment of Lord Carlile as Met Ethics Panel Chair
10 October 2013

Commenting on the appointment of Lord Alex Carlile Berriew, QC as Chair of the Ethics panel for policing in London, Joanne McCartney AM, Chair of the Police and crime Committee said:

Assembly criticises Mayor for ignoring independent advice on London Plan revisions
9 October 2013

The London Assembly today condemned the Mayor’s decision to push ahead with changes to the London Plan against the advice of an independent Inspector who warned the changes were not ‘sound and legally compliant’.

Back free school meals for all primary children, Assembly tells Mayor
9 October 2013

The London Assembly today called on the Mayor to ask the Government to set out plans to extend free school meals to all primary pupils across the capital.

Empty houses or beneficial investment? Call on Mayor to investigate property purchases from overseas
9 October 2013

With over 60 per cent of new-build homes in central London being sold to overseas purchasers, the Assembly today called on the Mayor Boris Johnson to examine the extent to which these properties are kept empty by non-resident buyers.

Assembly looks into Met Police custody suites
9 October 2013

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow examine the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) management of custody suites and the provision of health care to detainees.

Promise not to raise fares over inflation rate, Assembly tells Mayor
9 October 2013

The London Assembly today called on Mayor Boris Johnson to promise not to increase fares by more than the rate of inflation during the rest of his term.

Assembly condemns Mayor’s role in demolition of Earls Court
9 October 2013

The London Assembly today condemned the Mayor’s decision to approve the redevelopment of Earls Court which it warned would mean the unnecessary demolition of the exhibition centres, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green housing estates and threaten 550 jobs at the Lille Bridge tube depot.

Local pubs and Neighbourhood Plans: how are London’s communities using the Localism Act?
9 October 2013

On Thursday our Planning Committee are looking at how new Community Asset rules are helping save local pubs and other venues.

Right to build: strong measures needed to break barriers to building low-income housing, says Assembly
8 October 2013

A new report[1] from the London Assembly today called for measures – including lifting caps on council borrowing – to allow London counc

Transport questions at City Hall
8 October 2013

The London Assembly will tomorrow question Mayor Boris Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman of Transport for London (TfL), and Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy.

Subjects for questioning are: