Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 19 January 2011 10.00 am

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

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 from Kit Malthouse AM.

 

1.2  The Chair placed on record the Assembly’s congratulations to those Londoners who had received Honours in the Queen’s New Year Honours list, in particular the London Borough and Functional Body colleagues who had received Honours, including Ron Dobson, London  ...  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 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;

 

(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 122 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly meetings held on 8 December 2010 (Plenary) and 15 December 2010 (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 Assembly Plenary meeting held on 8 December 2010 and the Mayor’s Question Time meeting held on 15 December 2010 be agreed as correct records of those meetings, to be signed by the Chair.

4.

Transport for London: Functional Body Question Time pdf icon PDF 105 KB

(To be circulated separately)

 

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put questions to the Mayor, Boris Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman of Transport for London, and Peter Hendy, Commissioner, Transport for London, on the work and priorities of Transport for London.

 

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.”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Assembly put questions to Boris Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman, Transport for London (TfL), and Peter Hendy, Commissioner, Transport for London, on the work and priorities of Transport for London.

 

4.2  The record of the questions put by Members and the answers given is attached  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 65 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 petitions listed in the report and to decide whether to refer the petition, and if so where to, and to seek a response to the points raised.

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Victoria Borwick AM presented a petition with the following prayer, on behalf of Kit Malthouse AM:

 

"We the undersigned who live or work in Redcliffe Gardens, Finborough Road and neighbouring streets call on the Council of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

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 responses received to the petitions presented at a recent Assembly meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the responses received to the petitions presented at a recent Assembly meeting be noted.

7.

Proposed Amendments to Standing Orders in Relation to Petitions pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Paul McArthur, paul.mcarthur@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4507

 

The Assembly is recommended to approve the revisions to Standing Orders set out at Appendix 1 to the report, to be incorporated into the Standing Orders of the Authority and to come into effect at the close of this meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed to incorporate the revisions to Standing Orders set out at Appendix 1 to the report into the Standing Orders of the Authority, to come into effect at the close of this meeting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Review of Code of Ethics pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of the Head of Paid Service

Contact: Viv Kelmsley, viv.kelmsely@london.gov.uk and telephone 020 7983 4169

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree that the  proposed revisions to the Code of Ethics and Standards for GLA Staff as set out in Appendix 1 to the report should apply to the GLA’s statutory officers, subject to the Head of Paid Service agreeing to the proposed revisions, and noting that this is a joint decision with the Mayor.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Assembly received the report of the Head of Paid Service.

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed that the proposed revisions to the Code of Ethics and Standards for GLA Staff set out in Appendix 1 to the report should apply to the GLA’s statutory officers, subject to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Statutory Officers Staffing Protocol - Minor Revisions pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Report of the Head of Paid Service

Contact: Viv Kemsley, viv.kemsley@london.gov.uk and telephone 020 7983 4169

 

The Assembly is recommended to approve and adopt (noting that it is a joint decision with the Mayor) the revisions to the Statutory Officers Staffing Protocol, attached at Appendix A to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Assembly received the report of the Head of Paid Service.

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed to approve and adopt the revisions to the Statutory Officers Staffing Protocol, attached at Appendix A to the report, noting that this is a joint decision with the Mayor.

10.

Mayor's Commitments pdf icon PDF 616 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Assembly is recommended to note commitments made by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held between May 2008 and December 2010.

 

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

That the commitments made by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held between May 2008 and December 2010, be noted.

11.

Motions pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

The Assembly is asked to consider the motions submitted by Assembly Members.

Minutes:

11.1  Steve O’Connell AM proposed and Richard Tracey AM seconded the following motion:

 

“This Assembly supports the campaign calling for stronger action to tackle the increasing problem of dangerous dogs. We welcome the Dangerous Dogs Petition which calls on the Government to take immediate action to deal with this problem.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly will be the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 26 January 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

12.1  It was noted that the Assembly’s next meeting would be the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

13.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

"This Assembly:

 

Condemns ASLEF’s threat to strike and severely disrupt Underground services on the day of the Royal wedding (29 April). If a strike takes place it will harm the experience of visitors to the London, the capital’s economy, and lives of Londoners.

 

Considers the action by ASLEF to be provocative and unjustified since unions already have an agreement in place with London Underground to work on bank holidays, in return for additional holiday.

 

Believes that ASLEF’s ultimatum demanding triple pay and a day off in lieu to be completely out of kilter with what workers are accepting in the private and public sector, where pay freezes are commonplace.

 

Calls on ASLEF to withdraw its threat to strike on the day of the Royal wedding." 

 

Proposer: Richard Tracey AM

Seconder: Roger Evans AM

Minutes:

Urgent Motion

 

13.1  The Chair explained that, in accordance with section 100(B)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), she had agreed to admit the following urgent motion to the agenda on the grounds for urgency specified on the Supplementary Agenda for this meeting:

 

"This Assembly:

 

Condemns  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

14.1  The meeting closed at 1.18pm.

 

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