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Are Taxis and Private Hire vehicles meeting passengers’ needs?
5 June 2014

How can Taxi and Private Hire services better meet the needs of London passengers and adapt to new technologies?

Young Londoners at greatest risk of STIs
3 June 2014
Young people in London are at a greater risk of sexually transmitted infections than the rest of the UK. Across the capital the rates of gonorrhoea, syphilis and genital herpes diagnoses have increased since 2011. 
Can London cope with severe weather events in the future?
2 June 2014

Will London cope with severe weather events in the future? Are the Mayor’s strategies in line with climate projections?

The week ahead at the London Assembly
30 May 2014


Tuesday 3 June 2014

Severe weather risks

Environment Committee - 10.00am in Committee Room 2

Assembly establishes Committees to examine key issues in London
14 May 2014

At its annual meeting today, the London Assembly agreed the establishment and membership of a range of Committees to lead investigations into issues ranging from public transport to spending at City Hall.

Committees, Chairs and Deputy Chairs as follows:

Assembly elects new Chairman and Deputy Chair
14 May 2014

The London Assembly today elected Roger Evans AM as its new Chairman for 2014-5[1]. Jennette Arnold AM OBE has been elected as Deputy Chair [2].

London Assembly Annual Meeting
13 May 2014

The London Assembly will hold its annual meeting tomorrow when Assembly Members will elect a Chair and Deputy Chair for the year ahead.

Assembly secures release of TfL fares advice to Mayor
8 April 2014

The London Assembly has welcomed intervention by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which has resulted in the release of Transport for London’s (TfL) advice to Mayor Boris Johnson about prospective tube and bus fare rises in January 2013.

Doors closing on housing benefit claimants
8 April 2014
Across the capital, landlords are increasingly more reluctant to rent to housing benefit tenants, affecting one-third of claimants.
Revive rivers to reduce flood risk in London
7 April 2014

The London Assembly Environment Committee has today published a summary of the flood risks facing the capital.

Blood sugar rush in the capital
3 April 2014

There has been an estimated 75% increase in Type 2 diabetes in the capital over the last decade. The number of cases in London is growing quicker than elsewhere in the country.[1]

Assembly highlights weaknesses in Mayor’s Housing Strategy
2 April 2014

The London Assembly today highlighted significant weaknesses in Mayor Boris Johnson’s Housing Strategy that mean it will fail to address existing housing demand nor meet the needs of London’s expanding population.

Will the Mayor’s proposed housing strategy meet London’s growing accommodation needs?
1 April 2014

London Assembly Members will tomorrow vote on whether to accept or reject Mayor Boris Johnson’s draft Housing Strategy [1].

Before voting the Assembly will question the following guests about the proposed changes:

Pedestrians 69 – Cyclists 14
1 April 2014

More pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets than any other road user group. Sixty-nine pedestrians were killed and another 1,054 seriously injured in London in 2012 – an average of three people a day.  There were 14 cycling fatalities.[1]

Assembly members ‘Come Together’ for pedestrian safety
1 April 2014

On average, 3 people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London.  A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one.