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Assembly tells TfL – six seconds is not long enough
15 January 2014

The London Assembly today passed a motion[[1]calling on the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) to increase the crossing time at major pedestrian junctions in the capital.

Re-letting of Underground signalling contract questioned by Assembly
15 January 2014

The London Assembly today passed a motion[[1]] calling for answers from the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) about the decision to re-let the signalling contract currently operated by Bombardier on London Underground.

Assembly calls on Mayor and GLA Group to ban animal-tested cleaning products
15 January 2014

A motion agreed unanimously by the London Assembly today calls on the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group not to purchase cleaning products that have been tested on animals.

Zero hours contracts erode employee rights, says Assembly
15 January 2014

The London Assembly today called on Mayor Boris Johnson to take action against the inappropriate use of zero hours contracts and end a ‘race to the bottom’ on pay and working conditions.

Assembly rejects expanded Heathrow.
15 January 2014

The London Assembly today passed a motion[[1]] reaffirming its opposition to the expansion of Heathrow Airport and suggesting more use could be...

Pay the London Living Wage, Assembly tells Premier League clubs
15 January 2014

The London Assembly today called on the Mayor to urge London’s six Premier League clubs to pay their staff the London Living Wage [1].

Met spending, performance, and governance.
15 January 2014

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) about the Met’s spending, performance and governance.

Is London’s Olympic legacy being built on firm foundations?
14 January 2014

London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) , Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman of the LLDC and Neale Coleman, Deputy Chairman, LLDC and Mayor’s Advisor, Olympic a

The Week Ahead
10 January 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:

SITE VISIT:

Wednesday 15 January 2014 – Old Theatre Hostel Visit

TfL’s lack of Green Man research shocks Transport Committee
10 January 2014

TfL has admitted, when questioned by the London Assembly Transport Committee, that no systematic analysis had been undertaken of before and after collision rates at the 568 sites where pedestrian green man time has been reduced.

Assembly questions speed of public consultation on water cannon deployment in London
9 January 2014

Police and Crime Committee Chair Joanne McCartney AM has written to Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh questioning the short timeframe he is proposing to allow for public consultation on the deployment of water cannon in London [1].

Increase in number of pedestrians killed & injured on London roads.
8 January 2014

After nine years of decline to 2010, the number of pedestrians killed and seriously injured (KSI) is rising in the capital.

Apprentices give Assembly Member a plateful of suggestions to improve apprenticeship programmes
8 January 2014

Stephen Knight, Chair of the London Assembly Economy Committee, will today work alongside catering apprentices to launch a new investigation into apprenticeships in London.

How will the Mayor’s budget plans affect transport services and the legacy from the 2012 Games?
8 January 2014

How will the Mayor’s draft budget for 2014/15 [1] affect London’s transport services and the prospects of meeting legacy targets for the Olympic Park?

Apprentices give London Assembly Member a plateful of suggestions to improve apprenticeship programmes
8 January 2014

Stephen Knight, Chair of the London Assembly Economy Committee, will today work alongside catering apprentices to launch a new investigation into apprenticeships in Lond...

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