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Has the Mayor passed his Education Inquiry test?
26 November 2013

One year on from the publication of the Mayor’s Education Inquiry report [1] the London Assembly Education Panel will tomorrow ask what has been achieved as a result of its recommendations?

The Panel will question the following guests:

What progress is being made on tackling London’s waste?
26 November 2013

Mayor Boris Johnson has set a target that London should recycle or compost 40 per cent of its waste by 2015 and 60 per cent by 2031[1]. What is he doing to help ensure the capital meets this target?

Assembly questions Lord Darzi about new London Health Commission and looks at diabetes care in the capital
25 November 2013

In September this year, the Mayor announced a new London Health Commission[1] to build “a comprehensive picture about the state of health and social care in one of the most diverse cities in the world.” How will the Commission’s findings fit with other work looking a

The week ahead at the London Assembly
22 November 2013

A summary of public meetings and report launches for the week beginning 25 November 2013

Mental health and policing
20 November 2013

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the following guests about mental health and policing:

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
19 November 2013

London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Subjects for questioning during the two and a half hour session include:

Will City Hall budget help the Mayor meet key jobs, growth and homes targets?
18 November 2013

Does the Mayor’s 2014/15 spending plans put him on track to deliver key manifesto pledges on jobs and growth, housing, environment and support for young people?

The week ahead at the London Assembly
15 November 2013

A summary of the public meetings for the week starting 18 November 2013

Twelfth cyclist death highlights need for action on London’s roads
13 November 2013

After the 12th cyclist this year – the fourth in eight days – was killed on London roads this morning, Val Shawcross, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, said:

Mayor urged to act to protect London’s biodiversity
13 November 2013

More than half of respondents to a new London Assembly biodiversity survey believe Mayor Boris Johnson is not doing enough to protect and support the capital’s green spaces and wildlife habitats, amid revelations that his Mayoral Strategy[1] has not been updated for more than a

Mayor’s affordable home programme target is “challenging”, GLA tells Assembly
12 November 2013

Mayor’s affordable home programme target is “challenging”, GLA tells Assembly

Is local transport helped or hindered by the relationship between TfL and Boroughs?
12 November 2013

How effectively do Transport for London (TfL) and the boroughs work together to deliver transport programmes? Does TfL plan to defend funding[1] set aside for boroughs to fund local transport improvements? What schemes are jeopardised by cuts to funding?

Failure of London A&Es on waiting targets revealed in new Assembly report
12 November 2013

More than half of the capital’s major A&Es failed to meet Government’s four hour target[1] at least 50% of the time - with the most serious offender missing it every single week[2], the London Assembly reveals today as it warns performance will deteriorate f

London Assembly: Home Office must act on Riot Damages Act review findings
11 November 2013

Responding to the publication of an independent review of the Riot Damages Act[1], John Biggs AM, Chair of the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee said:

Is the Mayor on target to deliver 55,000 affordable homes by 2015?
11 November 2013

Can the Mayor meet his target of delivering 55,000 affordable homes by March 2015 – the deadline for developers to receive Affordable Homes funding? [1] To reach this target, around 9,000 new-build starts are needed this autumn[2], but only a third of these had been c