Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 7 December 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Contact: Rebecca Arnold, Committee Services Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4421; E-mail:  rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Richard Barnes AM, Nicky Gavron AM and Caroline Pidgeon AM.

 

1.2  The Chair thanked Assembly Members for their attendance at the recent reception to celebrate the contribution of the women’s section of the Royal British Legion

 

1.3  The Chair informed Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Note gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register; and

 

(c)  Declare any other personal or personal prejudicial interests in specific items listed on the agenda over and above those items listed in the table above and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received within the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly, whichever is the later, which are not at the time of this meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality.

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the relevant Assembly Members’ membership of Functional Bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out at Item 2 of the agenda, be noted and recorded as personal interests;

 

(b)   That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly meetings held on 12 October 2011 (Mayor’s Question Time), 9 November (Plenary) and 16 November (Mayor’s Question Time) to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the London Assembly meetings held on 12 October 2011 (Mayor’s Question Time), 9 November 2011 (Plenary) and 16 November 2011 (Mayor’s Question Time) be agreed as correct records, for signature by the Chair.

4.

Question and Answer Session: Metropolitan Police Authority and Metropolitan Police Service pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Part A:

Question and Answer Session: Metropolitan Police Authority and Metropolitan Police Service

 

The Assembly will put questions to Kit Malthouse AM, in his capacity as Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and to Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, on the work and priorities of the Metropolitan Police Authority and Metropolitan Police Service.

 

Part B:

 

The Assembly will debate the following motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

“That the Assembly notes the answers to the questions asked in relation to the Metropolitan Police Authority and the Metropolitan Police Service.”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Assembly put questions to Kit Malthouse AM, in his capacity as Chair, of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), and Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, on the work and priorities of the Metropolitan Police Authority and the Metropolitan Police Service.

 

4.2  A transcript of the answers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Petitions Update pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Rebecca Arnold, rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the response received to a petition presented at a recent Assembly meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Assembly received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

  That the report be noted.

6.

Establishment of a Police and Crime Committee pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ed Williams, email: ed.williams@london.gov.uk; and telephone 020 7983 4399

 

The Assembly is recommended:

 

(a)  To establish a Police and Crime Panel, to be known hereafter as the Police and Crime Committee, as an ordinary committee of the Assembly, that will become operational immediately upon commencement of the relevant provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011;

 

(b)  To agree that the Committee shall comprise 12 Members and, in accordance with proportionality requirements, to agree that the overall number of seats shall be divided between the Assembly’s party Groups on the following basis: five Conservative Group Members, four Labour Group Members, two Liberal Democrat Group Members and one Green Group Member;

 

(c)  To approve the proposed terms of reference for the Committee, as set out at Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(d)  To appoint Members to the Committee, as set out at Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(e)  To agree that all Assembly Members not directly appointed to the Committee be named as substitute Members;

 

(f)  To appoint a Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee or to delegate those appointments to the Committee; and

 

(g)  To note the proposed arrangements  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

Minutes:

6.1  The Assembly received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That a Police and Crime Panel, to be known hereafter as the Police and Crime Committee, be established as an ordinary committee of the Assembly, to become operational immediately upon commencement of the relevant provisions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

7.1  The meeting closed at 11.52am.

 

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