Agenda and minutes
Budget and Performance Committee
Thursday 9 June 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: John Barry, Senior Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4425; E-mail:  john.barry@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chairman's Announcements

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

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Len Duvall AM (for whom Valerie Shawcross AM attended as a substitute) and Roger Evans AM (for whom Brian Coleman AM attended as a substitute).

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Committee 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 the 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 list of memberships of functional bodies and London borough councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as personal interests;

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

3.

Membership of the Committee

To note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee made by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011:

 

John Biggs (Chairman)

Mike Tuffrey (Deputy Chairman)

Gareth Bacon

Andrew Boff

Roger Evans

Darren Johnson

Murad Qureshi

Valerie Shawcross

Richard Tracey

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee made by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011 be noted:

 

John Biggs (Chairman)

Mike Tuffrey (Deputy Chair)

Gareth Bacon

Andrew Boff

Len Duvall

Roger Evans

Darren Johnson

Murad Qureshi

Richard Tracey

4.

Terms of Reference and Standing Delegation to the Chair

The Committee is recommended:

 

(a)   To note the Committee’s terms of reference which are as follows:

1.  To examine at each stage of the consultation process the Mayor’s budget proposals for the next financial year and to report to the Assembly thereon as necessary

 

2.  To report to the Assembly on the Mayor’s consultation budget at the conclusion of the consultation process

 

3.  To undertake the duties of the Assembly referred to in paragraph 2(2) and paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 6 to the GLA Act 1999; namely, to receive and consider the Mayor’s consultation prior to the determination of the draft component budget for the Authority and to receive and consider the Mayor’s consultation prior to the final determination of the draft consolidated GLA budget.

 

4.  To examine, monitor and report to the Assembly from time to time on matters relating to the budgets and performance of the Greater London Authority and the Functional Bodies

 

5.  To consider budgetary and performance matters on request from another standing committee and report its opinion to that standing committee

 

6.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the following terms of reference for the Committee be noted:

1.  To examine at each stage of the consultation process the Mayor’s budget proposals for the next financial year and to report to the Assembly thereon as necessary

 

2.  To report to the Assembly on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee held on 3 March 2011 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the minutes of the meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee held on 3 March 2011.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee held on 3 March 2011 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

6.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  John Barry; john.barry@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4425 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions
arising from a previous meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat detailing the completed and outstanding actions from a previous meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions from a previous meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee be noted.

7.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  John Barry; john.barry@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4425 

 

The Committee is recommended to note the recent action taken by the Chairman of the Committee under delegated authority.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out recent action taken by the Chairman of the Budget and Performance Committee under delegated authority.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chairman of the Committee under delegated authority be noted.

8.

SportAccord 2011 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Steer; tim.steer@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4250

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report, put questions to Daniel Ritterband, Director of Marketing at the GLA, and note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to Daniel Ritterband, Director of Marketing at the GLA, in relation to the SportAccord International Sporting Convention which was held in London on 3-8 April 2011.

 

8.2  During the discussion the Director of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Promotion of London pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Steer; tim.steer@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4250

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report, put questions to Daniel Ritterband, Director of Marketing at the GLA, and note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to Daniel Ritterband, Director of Marketing at the GLA, in relation to the Mayor’s promotional strategy for London.

 

9.2  The Director of Marketing summarised the strategy but due to time constraints, Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

The Mayor's Fares Decision pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Will Haley; will.haley@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4681

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report, put questions to the guests and note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following representatives of Transport for London (TfL):

·  Daniel Moylan, Deputy Chair, TfL Board;

·  Stephen Critchley, Chief Finance Officer; and

·  Shashi Verma, Director of Fares and Ticketing.

 

10.2  During the course  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Policing in London Report pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  William Roberts; william.roberts@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4958

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

a)  Agree the report: Policing in London: A London Assembly report into the future shape of the Metropolitan Police Service; and

b)  Recommend to the Assembly that it uses its powers under section 60(1) of the GLA Act to request the Mayor to respond to the recommendations in the report which are directed at the Mayor.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the Committee’s report: Policing in London: A London Assembly report into the future shape of the Metropolitan Police Service, be agreed; and

(b)  That the Assembly be recommended to use its powers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Pre-Budget Report 2011 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Steer; tim.steer@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4250

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to produce a 2011 Pre-Budget Report, as set out in the appended scoping paper, following discussions with interested parties and taking into account other relevant scrutiny work.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

12.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out proposals for the Committee’s 2011 Pre-Budget Report.

 

12.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed to produce a 2011 Pre-Budget Report, as set out in the scoping paper, following discussions with interested parties and taking into account other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Re-Establishment of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Matt Bailey; matt.bailey@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4014

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the recommendations as set out on the report.

Minutes:

13.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out proposals for the re-establishment of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee.

13.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee be re-established as an ordinary sub-committee for the 2011-12 Assembly year, comprising 1 Labour Member, 2 Conservative Members and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Budget and Performance Committee Work Programme 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Steer; tim.steer@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4250

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the work programme proposal.

Minutes:

14.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out the Committee’s work programme for the year 2011-12.

14.2  Resolved:

(a)  That the work programme proposal be agreed; and

 

(b)  That officers produce a produce a paper looking at the potential for a piece of work  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Thursday 7 July 2011 at 10am in Committee Room 5.

Minutes:

15.1  The next scheduled meeting of the Committee was to be held on Thursday 7 July 2011 at 10am.

16.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

16.1  There were no additional items of business.

17.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

17.1  The meeting finished at 12.29pm.

 

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