Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 20 June 2012 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 Nicky Gavron AM.

 

1.2  The Chair placed on record the Assembly’s congratulations to those who had received Honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, especially those Londoners and London Borough and Functional Body colleagues who had received Honours. In particular, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 66 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; and

 

(b)   That Tom Copley AM’s declaration of a personal interest in Agenda Item 8 (Motions), arising from  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Transport for London: Functional Body Question Time pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put the attached questions to the Mayor, Boris Johnson (in his capacity as Chair of Transport for London) and Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London) on the work and policies of Transport for London.

 

 

Part B:

 

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 the Mayor, Boris Johnson, in his capacity as Chair of Transport for London (TfL), and Peter Hendy, Commissioner – TfL, on the work and policies of TfL.

 

3.2  During the course of the session, the Chair and Commissioner of TfL undertook:

 

4.

Action Taken by the Chair Under Delegated Authority & Outcome of Confirmation Hearings pdf icon PDF 89 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)  Note recent action taken by the Chair of the Assembly, Jennette Arnold AM, in accordance with the authority delegated to her, namely to agree to hold Confirmation Hearings in relation to proposed appointments to the offices of Deputy Chair of Transport for London, Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation and Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and to ask the candidates to provide their CVs, and not to hold a Confirmation Hearing in relation to the proposed appointment to the office of Chair of the London Cultural Strategy Group;

 

(b)  Note the decision of the Confirmation Hearings Committee, further to its meeting held on 23 May 2012 and as set out at Appendices 1 ,3 and 5, to recommend that the Mayor should proceed with his proposed appointments to the offices of Deputy Chair of Transport for London and Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and to recommend to the Mayor that he should not proceed with his proposed appointment to the Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation, and note the responses  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  The Chair informed the Assembly that, since the publication of the agenda for the meeting, the Mayor had also written to the Chair of the Police and Crime Committee, in response to her letter of 1 June  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Appointments made by the Mayor under Section 67(1) (a) and (b) of the GLA Act pdf icon PDF 66 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 appointments by the Mayor, under Section 67(1) (a) and (b) of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended), as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the appointments by the Mayor, under Section 67(1) (a) and (b) of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended), as set out at Appendix 1 to the report be noted. 

6.

Proposed Minor Changes to the GLA's Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Ed Williams, ed.williams@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4439

 

The Assembly is recommended to approve and adopt the revised version of the GLA’s Standing Orders, as set out at Appendix 1, to take effect from when relevant provisions of the Localism Act 2011 come into effect, expected to be 1 July 2012.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Darren Johnson AM requested that a meeting of the Standing Orders Working Group be arranged as soon as possible to allow discussion of additional possible changes to Standing Orders, for example in relation to the budget process.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Expenses and Benefits Framework pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Resources

Contact: David Gallie, david.gallie@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4968

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  That the Assembly agrees the Expenses and Benefits Framework jointly with the Mayor insofar as it relates to the Mayor, Assembly Members and the Authority’s statutory officers; and

 

(b)  That the Assembly responds to the Head of Paid Service with any comments it has on the revised Framework in respect of staff appointed under Section 67(2) of the GLA Act.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the Expenses and Benefits Framework be agreed insofar as it relates to the Mayor, Assembly Members and the Authority’s statutory officers and noting that this matter is one for joint decision with the Mayor. 

8.

Motions 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 asked to consider the motions submitted by Assembly Members.

Minutes:

8.1  Jenny Jones AM moved and Onkar Sahota AM seconded the following motion:

 

“The Assembly calls on:

 

1) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to recommend that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduces criteria for the selection of world wide sponsors for future Games that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

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 4 July 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  It was noted that the next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly would be the Mayor’s Question Time meeting, which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 July 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

10a

New GLA Standards Regime: Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 72 KB

 Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Teresa Young, teresa.young@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 6559

 

The Assembly is recommended to appoint Lucy Dennett, Claer Lloyd-Jones, Suzanne McCarthy and Alan Simcock as Independent Persons to assist in the discharge of complaints-handling procedures under the GLA’s new Standards regime for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, noting that such appointments are subject also to approval by the Mayor.

Minutes:

10.1  It was noted that a report regarding the appointment of Independent Persons had been circulated under cover of a Supplementary Agenda for the meeting.

 

10.2  The Chair had agreed to admit this report to the agenda as an urgent item, in accordance with Section 100(B) of the Local Government  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10a

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

 11.1  The  meeting closed at 1.48pm.

 

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