Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 16 March 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 on behalf of Kit Malthouse AM, Steve O’Connell AM and Valerie Shawcross AM.

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 in Item 2 on the agenda, be noted and recorded as personal interests;

 

(b)  That the following be additionally noted and recorded as personal interests, insofar as they related to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly meetings held on 10 February 2011 (Plenary, Draft Budget) and 23 February 2011 (Mayor’s Question Time, Final Draft Budget) 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 10 February 2011 and the Mayor’s Question Time meeting held on 23 February 2011 be agreed as correct records of those meetings, to be signed by the Chair.

4.

Question and Answer Session: Olympic Park Legacy Company pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Part A:

 

The Chair will put the following question to the Chair and Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), Baroness Ford and Andrew Altman: “What are the most important issues currently facing the OPLC?”.

 

Assembly Members will then ask oral questions regarding the work and priorities of the OPLC.

 

Part B:

 

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 Baroness Ford, Chair of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), and Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the OPLC, on the work and priorities of OPLC.

 

4.2  The record of the questions put by Members and the answers given is attached as Appendix 1  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

LDA Settlement - Oral Update pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

5.1  The Chair explained that, before moving on to the question and answer session with Sir Simon Milton (Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff) in relation to the Mayor’s proposals for a Mayoral Development Corporation for the Olympic Park area, Sir Simon had asked to make a statement in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Proposal to Create a Mayoral Development Corporation for the Olympic Park and Surrounding Area pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

Contact: Richard Derecki, telephone: 020 7983 4899, richard.derecki@london.gov.uk 

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)   Put questions to Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff, on the Mayor’s proposals to create a Mayoral Development Corporation for the Olympic Park and surrounding area;

 

(b)   Agree to delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with the leaders of Assembly party Groups, to respond, on the Assembly’s behalf, to the Mayor’s consultation document: ‘Olympic Park Legacy Corporation: Proposals by the Mayor of London for public consultation’.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  The Assembly then put questions to Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff, on proposals to create a Mayoral Development Corporation for the Olympic Park and the surrounding area. The record of the questions put  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Petition pdf icon PDF 61 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 petition 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:

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

 

7.2  John Biggs AM presented a petition with the following prayer:

 

"We the undersigned call upon the Mayor and the Members of the Greater London Authority to support the people of Tower Hamlets in protecting King Edward VII  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

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 petitions presented at recent Assembly meetings.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

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

9.

Request for use of Section 60 (1) Powers - Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: John Barry, telephone: 020 7983 4425, e-mail: john.barry@london.gov.uk

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree to the request of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee to use its powers under Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (as amended) to request that the Mayor responds to the recommendations in the Committee’s report, A Sporting Legacy for London?.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the request of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee that the Assembly use its powers under Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act to request that the Mayor responds to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Appointment of Head of Paid Service, Greater London Returning Officer and Interim Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Resources

Contact: Juliette Carter; telephone: 020 7983 4194; e-mail: juliette.carter@london.gov.uk

 

Recommendations

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Approve (noting that it is a joint decision with Mayor) the appointment of Jeff Jacobs, Executive Director of Communities and Intelligence, as the Authority’s Head of Paid Service further to an interview conducted by a panel of Assembly Members and the Mayor, and approve the terms and conditions of his appointment to this role, as set out at paragraph 4.4 of the report;

 

(b)  Note that, further to an interview conducted by a panel of Assembly Members and the Mayor, the Mayor has been asked to appoint John Bennett, Head of Special Projects and Elections, as the Greater London Returning Officer and approve the fee to be paid to him for undertaking this role in respect of the 2012 GLA elections, as set out at paragraph 4.5 of the report;

 

(c)   Agree, noting it is a joint decision with the Mayor, to appoint Ed Williams, Head of Committee and Member Services and Deputy Monitoring Officer, as the Authority’s Monitoring Officer on an interim basis until the permanent appointment process is concluded.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Chair explained that the report in relation to Item 9 had been marked ‘to follow’ on the main agenda for the meeting and had now been circulated under cover of a Supplementary Agenda.

 

10.2  The Chair explained that she had agreed to admit this report to the agenda  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Senior Salaries Review Body - 2009 Review of GLA Elected Members' Remuneration - Report of the GLA Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: John Bennett, telephone: 020 7983 4203, e-mail: john.bennett@london.gov.uk

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree and formally adopt, jointly with the Mayor, the recommendations of the GLA Advisory Panel on the 2009 SSRB review, as set out in sections 3.7, 4.7 and 5.8  of the Panel’s report (set out at Appendix 1), as the Authority’s formal response to the outstanding recommendations of the 2009 SSRB report.

Minutes:

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

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

That the recommendations of the GLA Advisory Panel on the 2009 SSRB review be agreed and formally adopted by the Assembly, jointly with the Mayor, as the Authority’s formal response to the outstanding recommendations of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Motions pdf icon PDF 60 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:

12.1  Victoria Borwick AM proposed and Caroline Pidgeon AM seconded the following motion:

 

This Assembly believes that the closure of the paediatric cardiac surgery unit at Royal Brompton Hospital, which will seriously de-stabilise all services at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, will adversely affect health outcomes for adults  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

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 23 March 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

13.1  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 23 March 2011.

 

14.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

14.1   There was no other urgent business requiring consideration.

15.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

15.1  The meeting closed at 12.53pm.

 

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