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.
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.
A summary of public meetings and report launches for the week starting 14 October 2013
We heard about the challenge faced by community groups hoping to save their local pub under new ‘Community Asset’ rules.
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.
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:
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday our Planning Committee are looking at how new Community Asset rules are helping save local pubs and other venues.
A new report from the London Assembly today called for measures – including lifting caps on council borrowing – to allow London counc