Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 20 July 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 Barnbrook AM, Brian Coleman AM and Dee Doocey AM.

 

1.2  The Chair explained that, having reviewed the transcript of the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting held on 13 July 2011, she wished to apologise to any Assembly Member upset  ...  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.

London 2012 City Operations Programme pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Part A:

 

Report of the Director of London 2012 Coordination

Contact: Neale Coleman, E-mail: neale.coleman@london.gov.uk Tel: 020 7983 4219

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)   Note the scope of the London 2012 City Operations programme and progress to date; and

 

(b)   Note the work underway to look at the use of City Hall as London House during the Games.

 

Part B:

 

The Assembly will put questions to Neale Coleman, Director of London 2012 Coordination, and Vince Fihosy, City Operations Programme Director, in relation to the London 2012 City Operations Programme.

 

The Chair will put the following question:

 

"What are your priorities in relation to the London 2012 City Operations Programme, and what do you think the key challenges and risks will be?"

 

Assembly Members will then ask oral questions arising from this question and the answer received.

 

Part C:

 

Motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

“That the Assembly notes the answers to the questions asked.”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Assembly put questions to Neale Coleman (Director of London 2012 Coordination) and Vince Fihosy (City Operations Programme Director) in connection with the Authority’s London 2012 City Operations Programme.

 

3.2  The record of the questions put by Members and the answers given is attached as Appendix 1.

 

3.3  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Proposed Delegation of Authority to the Chair of the Assembly pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Arnold; E-mail: rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk; Tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority in respect of the Assembly’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 be delegated) to the Chair of the Assembly, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, party Group Leaders and relevant Committee Chair(s), from the close of this meeting until the next meeting of the Assembly, which will be the Plenary meeting on 7 September 2011.

Minutes:

4.1  The Chair, in accordance with Standing Order 2.2D, revised the order of business as set out on the agenda and put the recommendation as set out under Item 11 on the agenda as the next item of business. It was then -

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That, with effect from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)   Receive and note the petitions listed at paragraphs 4.2 – 4.5 of the report and to decide whether to refer the petitions, and if so where to, and to seek a response to the points raised; and

 

(b)   Consider whether to agree to suspend the provisions of Standing Order 3.20 B (4) for the duration of the meeting in order to allow the petition listed at paragraph 4.6 of the report to be received and, if agreed, to decide whether to refer the petition to the Mayor, as Chair of Transport for London, to seek a response to the points raised.

Minutes:

5.1  Steve O’Connell AM presented a petition with the following prayer: 

 

“We the undersigned object to the withdrawal of Bus route 312 from South Croydon Garage. The 312 is the only remaining bus starting from South Croydon Garage. We believe that without 312 there is insufficient capacity on other bus  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Request for use of Section 60 (1) Powers - Budget and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

 That the Assembly agrees to the request of the Budget and Performance Committee to use its powers under Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act to request that the Mayor responds to the recommendation addressed to him in the Committee’s report, A Sporting Legacy for London?.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  The Chair informed the Assembly that there was a typographical error in the recommendation of the report, in that it referred to ‘A Sporting Legacy for London’ rather than ‘Policing in London’. The body of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Changes to the Roles and Terms & Conditions of Staff Appointed by the Mayor under Section 67(1)(b) of the GLA Act 1999 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Arnold; E-mail: rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk; Tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the changes to the roles and terms and conditions of three members of staff appointed by the Mayor under Section 67(1)(b) of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended), as detailed at Appendix 1.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  John Biggs AM queried whether there had been a job appraisal process in respect of the changes outlined in the report. The Chair suggested that that query be taken forward outside of the meeting[1].

 

7.3  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Action Taken by the Chair Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Arnold; E-mail: rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk; Tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the recent action taken by the Chair of the Assembly, Jennette Arnold AM, under delegated authority, namely not to hold a confirmation hearing in relation to the Mayor’s proposed appointment to the office of Chairman of LFEPA.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2   Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, namely to decide that there would not be a confirmation hearing in relation to the Mayor’s proposed appointment to the office of Chairman of LFEPA,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Motions pdf icon PDF 56 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:

9.1  Jenny Jones AM moved and Caroline Pidgeon AM seconded the following motion:

 

“This Assembly regrets the Mayor's failure to retain the temporary 20 mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge in the permanent new scheme for the bridge. We note the recommendation for a 20 mph speed limit on four  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Change to Committee Membership pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Arnold; E-mail: rebecca.arnold@london.gov.uk; Tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Appoint James Cleverly AM as a member of the Planning and Housing Committee, to replace  Kit Malthouse AM, further to the London Assembly Conservative Group’s nomination in this regard; and

 

(b)  Appoint Kit Malthouse AM as a substitute member of the Planning and Housing Committee, to replace James Cleverly AM.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That it be agreed to appoint James Cleverly AM as a member of the Planning and Housing Committee, to replace Kit Malthouse AM, further to the London Assembly Conservative Group’s nomination in this regard; and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Future Meetings of the Assembly

Plenary Assembly Meeting – 7 September 2011

 

It is proposed that the Assembly uses the 7 September 2011 Plenary Assembly meeting to hold a Functional Body Question Time with the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

 

Recommendation:

 

That the Assembly, under section 61 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, requires the attendance of Brian Coleman AM (Chairman, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority) and Ron Dobson QFSM (Commissioner, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority) at the 7 September 2011 Plenary Assembly meeting, for which notice will be given in accordance with section 62 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 in due course, to answer questions on the policies and work of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

Minutes:

11.1   Resolved:

 

That it be agreed, under section 61 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, to require the attendance of Brian Coleman AM (Chairman, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority) and Ron Dobson QFSM (Commissioner, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority) at the 7 September 2011 Plenary Assembly meeting,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly will be the Plenary meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 7 September 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

12.1   It was noted that the next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly would be the Plenary meeting which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 7 September 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

13.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

13.1  There was no business requiring urgent consideration.

14.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

14.1  The meeting closed at 1.02pm.

 

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