Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 24 October 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 Victoria Borwick AM, James Cleverly AM, Navin Shah AM and Valerie Shawcross AM.

 

1.2  The Chair informed the Assembly that she had received a letter from the Mayor advising of the deletion of the post of Mayoral Director, Marketing and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 74 KB

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note as disclosable pecuniary interests the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2;

 

(b)   Declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Additionally declare any relevant interests (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)   That Andrew Dismore AM’s declaration of a non-pecuniary interest in the motion set out at minute 7.24 below, arising  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Question and Answer Session: London Finance Commission pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put questions to Professor Tony Travers, in his capacity as Chair of the London Finance Commission, on the work of the London Finance Commission.

 

Part B:

 

Motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Part A:

 

3.1  The Assembly put questions to Professor Tony Travers, in his capacity as Chair of the London Finance Commission, on the work of the London Finance Commission.

 

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

 

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

4.

Changes to Committee Memberships pdf icon PDF 74 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)  Appoint Roger Evans AM as a member of the Police and Crime Committee, to replace Steve O’Connell AM, and appoint Steve O’Connell AM as a member of the Planning Committee, to replace Roger Evans AM, further to nominations received from the London Assembly Conservative Group; and

 

(b)  Appoint Roger Evans AM as a substitute member of the Planning Committee, to replace Steve O’Connell AM.

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

(a)   That, further to nominations received from the London Assembly Conservative Group, Roger Evans AM be appointed as a member of the Police and Crime Committee, to replace Steve O’Connell AM, and Steve O’Connell AM be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Mayoral Commitments pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: John Barry, john.barry@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4425

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the commitments made by the Mayor during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held between May and September 2012.

Minutes:

 

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

  That the commitments made by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held between May and September 2012 be noted.

 

6.

Petition 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 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:

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

 

6.2  Roger Evans AM presented a petition with the following prayer:

 

“I wish that the present building of Wanstead Police Station be retained in its current role and upgraded in order that it can continue its focal role  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Motions pdf icon PDF 71 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:

7.1  Jenny Jones AM moved and Andrew Boff AM seconded the following motion:

 

“This Assembly notes that the Government has established an independent Commission tasked with identifying and recommending options for the UK’s airport capacity and connectivity. An interim report expected in 2013 will make recommendations on immediate options  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Future London Assembly Plenary Meetings

London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting – 14 November 2012

 

It is proposed that the Assembly uses the 14 November 2012 Plenary meeting principally to hold question and answer sessions with:

 

(i)  Lord Coe (Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) to answer questions in relation to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and his new role as Olympics Legacy Ambassador, and Paul Deighton (Chief Executive Officer, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) to answer questions in relation to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games; and

 

(ii)   The Mayor (in his capacity as Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation) and Dennis Hone (Interim Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation) on the work and policies of the London Legacy Development Corporation. 

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)   Invite the following to the 14 November 2012 Plenary Assembly meeting to answer questions on the areas indicated:

 

(i)  Lord Coe (Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) to answer questions in relation to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and his new role as Olympics Legacy Ambassador; and

 

(ii)   Paul Deighton (Chief Executive Officer, London Organising  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

Minutes:

8.1  Resolved:

 

(a)   That it be agreed to invite the following to the 14 November 2012 Plenary Assembly meeting to answer questions on the areas indicated:

 

(i)  Lord Coe (Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) to answer questions in relation to the 2012 Olympic  ...  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 17 November in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The next meeting of the London Assembly would be the Plenary meeting, which would take place at 10am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

 

[Note: Due to a typographical error, the date of the London Assembly’s next meeting was incorrectly stated at the meeting. The minute above reflects the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There was no urgent business.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting closed at 1.40pm.

 

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