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'HotSpots' investigated
30 January 2014

Assembly amends Mayor’s budget
29 January 2014

The London Assembly today passed an amendment [1] to the Mayor of London’s budget designed to tackle significant issues facing the capital.

The amendment includes proposals to:

Green Spaces face growing population pressures, Assembly is told
29 January 2014

London’s growing population will put more pressure on precious green and open spaces the Assembly’s Planning Committee was told yesterday.

Do we need to build an Ark? Assembly to question flood readiness
29 January 2014

With London and the South East once again placed on alert for bad weather, heavy rain and violent storms this week, it is timely that the London Assembly Environment Committee examines the flood risk in the capital.

GLA Group Budget 2014/15
28 January 2014

Assembly Members will tomorrow consider Mayor Boris Johnson’s £17.3 billion draft consolidated budget for 2014/15.

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Met’s custody care risk
28 January 2014

The Metropolitan Police are struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody suites, a new report from the London Assembly says.

How will the Mayor protect London’s open spaces with a growing population?
27 January 2014

How well are the Mayor’s and the boroughs’ policies protecting London’s open spaces while under pressure from a fast growing population? Is enough being done to ensure that we meet planning demands whilst protecting London’s green spaces?

A slow start-up for digitally excluded communities as Mayor changes regeneration plans
27 January 2014

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Super Connected Cities Plan [1] has shifted from regenerating key locations with super-fast broadband, to a voucher scheme for small businesses dotted across the capital.

Why did the Assembly Member cross the road…?
27 January 2014

The London Assembly Transport Committee is crossing the capital’s busiest and most notorious streets tomorrow, in an effort to experience first-hand the danger pede...

Boris’s ‘Year of the Bus’ launch prompts warning
27 January 2014

The Mayor of London and TfL have today been reminded by the London Assembly Transport Committee not to ignore the issues identified by London Bus users in October 2013.

The Week Ahead
24 January 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:


Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Pedestrian Crossing Visit

Water cannon on the streets of London
23 January 2014

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will next week begin its examination of Mayor Boris Johnson’s proposal to purchase water cannon for the Metropolitan Police.

Why is London playing catch-up on crime reduction?
21 January 2014

The Mayor of London needs to explain why crime has fallen more slowly in London than the rest of the country over the last ten years, the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee says in its response to the Mayor's draft budget[1].

Out-of-hospital care for older people
21 January 2014

There has been a 26 per cent rise in A & E admissions among the 85+ age group over four years, nationally[1. It is estimated that around a quarter of those admissions could be avoided.

What can be done to create more apprenticeships in London?
20 January 2014

The London Assembly’s Economy Committee will tomorrow examine how proposed government policy changes will affect apprenticeship schemes in the capital and what more the Mayor and Greater London Authority should do to support apprenticeships in London.