Agenda and minutes
Transport Committee
Tuesday 17 May 2011 10.00 am

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

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 Chair's Announcements

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

Minutes:

1.1  No apologies for absence were received.

1.2  The Chair of the Committee welcomed Roger Evans AM who had been re-appointed to the Committee at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 60 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 at Item 2 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 in Item 2 on the agenda, be noted and recorded as personal interests; and

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members in the previous three years, as set out on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011 as follows:

 

Caroline Pidgeon (Chair)

Valerie Shawcross (Deputy Chair)

Victoria Borwick

Roger Evans

Jenny Jones

Joanne McCartney

Steve O’Connell

Murad Qureshi

Richard Tracey

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted.

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference for the Committee:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, Transport for London, and the other Functional Bodies where appropriate; and

·  matters of importance to Greater London as they relate to transport in London.

 

2.  To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, in particular its implementation and revision.

 

3.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross-cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

4.  To oversee the work of the London Transport Users’ Committee[1], to receive regular monitoring reports from that Committee and support its consultative programme.

 

5.  To negotiate with the Mayor for the annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee and to recommend to the Assembly, through the Business Management and Administration Committee, an annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee.

 

6.  To discharge the responsibilities and functions of the Assembly in respect of the London Transport Users’ Committee under the GLA  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

  That the terms of reference for the Committee, as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted.

5.

Standing Delegations to the Chair

The Committee is recommended to note the following delegations to the Chair of the Transport Committee:

 

1.  Transport Committee, on 16 September 2004, resolved:

“That the Committee delegate a general authority to the Chair, following consultation with the lead Members of the party groups on the Committee, to respond on its behalf where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a Committee meeting”.

 

2.  Transport Committee on 21 July 2005 resolved:

“To delegate the Chair of the Transport Committee, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to take action in accordance with the functions of the Assembly listed in respect of the London Transport Users Committee (LTUC) under the GLA Act 1999.”

 

3.  Transport Committee on 9 June 2005 resolved:

“Future requests by LTUC [the formal name of London TravelWatch] office holders to take on directorships/offices in other organisations be delegated to the Chair of the Transport Committee in consultation with the Party Spokespeople on the Transport Committee and following advice from the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

[It is a requirement of the Terms and Conditions of Membership of LTUC that the appointee will “seek the London Assembly’s approval if he/she  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

  That the standing delegations to the Chair be noted.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 9 March 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 9 March 2011.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 9 March 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 73 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 actions
arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

8.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 63 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 Chair and Members of the Committee under delegated authority.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out recent correspondence issued by Members of the Transport Committee under delegated authority.

8.2  Resolved:

That the recent action taken by the Chair and Members of the Committee under delegated authority be noted.

 

8.3  In accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Clearing the Hurdles: Transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact Laura Warren, laura.warren@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6545

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the report: Clearing the hurdles: transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. In discussion, the Chair suggested that the Committee should write to the Olympic Delivery Authority about Southeastern’s proposals to run a reduced rail service in the Greenwich area during the 2012 Games.

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Proposal for Examining the Potential Effect of High Speed 2 on London's Transport Network pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact Ian O’Sullivan, ian.osullivan@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6540

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to gather information and hold a meeting to discuss the potential effect of High Speed Rail 2 on London’s transport network, with terms of reference as outlined at paragraph 4.8 of the report.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

That the Committee agreed to gather information and hold a meeting to discuss the potential effect of High Speed 2 on London’s transport network, with the following terms of reference:

·  To consider the Government’s consultation on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Responses to Pedal Power - Cycle Hire and Superhighways pdf icon PDF 57 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 responses to its report: Pedal Power: The Cycle Hire Scheme and Cycle Superhighways

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

That the responses to the Committee’s report, Pedal Power – Cycle Hire and Superhighways, be noted.

12.

Transport Committee Work Programme 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact Laura Warren, laura.warren@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6545

 

The Committee is recommended to note the work programme as set out in the report

Minutes:

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

 

12.2  Resolved:

 

That the work programme as set out in the report be agreed.

13.

State of the London Underground pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact Laura Warren, laura.warren@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6545

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report and put questions to the Public Private Partnership Arbiter and representatives of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, and London First.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

13.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Arbiter, Chris Bolt, and the following representatives of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 14 June 2011 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

14.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled to be held on 14 June 2011 at 10am in the Chamber.

15.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

15.1  There were no other items of business.

16.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

16.1  The meeting ended at 12.10pm.

 

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