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Contacts for media enquiries about the London Assembly.

Review of Royal Albert Dock procurement exercise under the microscope
1 December 2014

In the light of recent media allegations, the London Assembly Audit Panel will meet tomorrow to consider the internal auditor’s interim review of the Royal Albert Dock procurement exercise.

Is owning a home in London an impossible dream?
1 December 2014
An increasing number of Londoners are finding themselves priced out of owning their own home. 
 
By the mid-2020s the proportion of people renting privately in the capital, is expected to equal the number of those who own.[1]
 
The Week Ahead 1-5 December 2014
28 November 2014
PUBLIC MEETINGS:
 
Tuesday 2 December
Royal Albert Dock deal
Audit Panel – 9:30am in Committee Room 4
 
Can the Met’s Falcon command swoop down on cyber-criminals?
26 November 2014
"Technology is a great thing but it's also been a great thing for the criminals.” [1]
 
Are the police ‘behind the curve’ in fighting online theft and fraud?
 
Pupil Referral Units - just keeping kids off the streets?
25 November 2014

Alternative provision (AP), including Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), provides an alternative to mainstream education.

Meet the new Olympic legacy chief
25 November 2014
In his first public question and answer session as the new Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) – the London Assembly will ask David Goldstone CBE how much progress has been made to deliver the regeneration legacy we were promised.
 
Unpicking the London Health Commission Report – what happens next?
24 November 2014

Over £4 million was spent on the independently commissioned report into the future health of Londoners.

The report set out 64 recommendations, directed towards over 20 organisations and bodies[2], with well over 10 key partners responsible for taking them forward.

Don’t forget the taxpayer in the Garden Bridge deal
24 November 2014

The Garden Bridge could represent good value for Transport for London’s (TfL) £30 million investment; however there are risks for TfL as first investor and it must ensure that in return for the risk, public benefits, such as free access, are guaranteed.

The Week Ahead 24-28 November 2014
21 November 2014
PUBLIC MEETINGS: 
 
Tuesday 25 November
London Health Commission
Health Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5
 
Mayor must protect education and youth programmes
21 November 2014
The London Assembly Education Panel is looking into implications of a possible 90% drop in funding for education and youth schemes.
 
Too much red tape? ‘Neighbourhood Plans’ not working in London
20 November 2014

Three years on from the introduction of the Localism Act 2011;

A third of London boroughs have no neighbourhood forums,

One successful plan has been introduced so far, and

Assembly wants independent investigation into Royal Albert Dock tendering process
19 November 2014

The London Assembly has voted to dig deeper into concerns about the relationship between London and Partners and Chinese Company Advanced Business Park (ABP).

City Hall Budget – Assembly checks the figures
19 November 2014

The Greater London Authority (GLA) plans to spend over £1 billion in 2015-16 – is the Mayor on track to deliver his manifesto commitments around jobs and housing?

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
18 November 2014

The London Assembly is part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Assembly Members are elected every four years, at the same time as the Mayor. 

There are 25 London Assembly Members - twelve Labour, nine GLA Conservative, two Liberal Democrat and two Green Party Members.

Planning applications – when should the Mayor step-in?
17 November 2014
Since 2008, a total of 11 strategic planning applications have been called-in for review by Mayor Boris Johnson, including applications for the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office and Eileen House, near the Ministry of Sound.
 

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