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London Assembly investigates youth reoffending
7 January 2015

What more could the Mayor do to help reduce the number of young offenders who go on to reoffend?

How will the Mayor’s budget plans affect police and fire services in London?
5 January 2015

How will the Mayor’s draft Budget for 2015/16 [1] affect the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and London Fire Brigade? Will they be able to meet savings targets without compromising front line services?

Coming up next week - 05/01/15
2 January 2015


Tuesday 6 January

GLA Budget – MOPAC and LFEPA

Budget & Performance Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

Met needs to do more on diversity
18 December 2014

A new London Assembly report says the Metropolitan Police must do more to ensure its workforce better reflects the capital it serves.[1]

Assembly supports principle of Mayoral Development Corporation - but raises concerns over detail
17 December 2014

At an Extraordinary Plenary session, the London Assembly today confirmed its support, in principle, to the proposals to establish a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC).

Q&A session with MOPAC and the Met
17 December 2014

The Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question Lord Adebowale, Chief...

Mayoral Development Area - Extraordinary Assembly meeting on Old Oak & Park Royal
16 December 2014

Tomorrow the London Assembly will hold an Extraordinary Plenary session to discuss the Mayor’s proposal for a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) to lead the regeneration of the Old Oak Common and Park Royal areas of west London.

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
16 December 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.  
Uber is just the tip of the iceberg
16 December 2014

Over the past six months, the London Assembly Transport Committee has conducted an in-depth investigation into the London cab industry – surveying both passengers and drivers. The investigation has highlighted some worrying problems. ‘Future Proof’ is the London Assembly Transport Committee’s...

The week ahead at the London Assembly
12 December 2014


Wednesday 17 December

Mayor’s Question Time – 10:00am in the Chamber

London Assembly reassured over Mayor’s Ebola plans
11 December 2014
Public Health England and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff appeared before the GLA Oversight Committee today to be questioned about pan-London resilience arrangements, in the event of an Ebola Virus incident in London. 
Get Govia to give Oyster to Stansted and Southend
10 December 2014

The London Assembly wants further expansion of Oyster Pay as You Go to another two airports.

A motion agreed by the Assembly[1] urges the Mayor to write to all parties involved and encourage them to work together to extend Oyster, as part of the new East Anglia franchise.

Protect gypsy and traveller rights, Assembly urges
10 December 2014

The Mayor of London should lobby the Government to ensure that gypsies and travellers continue to have their rights legally protected, even when they move into fixed accommodation.

Expand rail route to Stansted
10 December 2014
The route between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport needs to be expanded, in order to meet increasing passenger numbers and plans for the Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area.
Name and shame Minimum Wage dodgers
10 December 2014
The Centre for London and the Trust for London estimate that more than 300,000 people in the UK earn less than the legal minimum wage. Yet just nine employers have been prosecuted for breaching the law and only one employer has been ‘named and shamed’.[1]