Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 16 January 2013 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  An apology for absence was received on behalf of Kit Malthouse AM.

 

1.2  The Chair placed on record the Assembly’s congratulations to those who had received Honours in the New Year’s Honours list, in particular those Londoners and GLA and Functional Body colleagues who had received Honours, including the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(i)  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;

 

(ii)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(iii)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (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 to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

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

3.

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

 

That the Assembly notes the response received to a petition presented at a recent Assembly meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

That the response received to a petition presented at a recent Assembly meeting be noted.

4.

Request for use of Section 60 (1) Powers - Transport Committee pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Dale Langford, dale.langford@london.gov.uk tel: 020 7983 4415

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree, in accordance with Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act, to propose to the Mayor that he responds to all those recommendations directed to the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) contained within the report of the Assembly’s Transport Committee, Gearing up – an investigation into safer cycling in London.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed, in accordance with Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act, to propose to the Mayor that he responds to all those recommendations directed to the Mayor and Transport for London  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Action Taken by the Chair Under Delegated Authority and Outcome of Confirmation Hearing pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Joanna Brown and Teresa Young, Senior Committee Officers, joanna.brown@london.gov.uk; and teresa.young@london.gov.uk, tel: 020 7983 6559

 

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 a Confirmation Hearing in relation to the proposed appointment to the office of Chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) and to ask the candidate to provide a supporting statement and any other relevant information;

 

(b)  Note the decision of the Confirmation Hearings Committee, further to its meeting held on 10 December 2012 and as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, to recommend that the Mayor should proceed with his proposed appointment to the office of Chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority and additionally note the response received from the Mayor, as set out at Appendix 2 to the report; and

 

(c)  Consider the recommendation of the Confirmation Hearings Committee that it invite a relevant Committee to hold a question and answer session with the Chairman of the LPFA in a year’s time regarding his first year as Chairman.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Resources.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the 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 a Confirmation Hearing in relation to the proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Question and Answer Session - Policing in London pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put questions to the Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, on policing in London.

 

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:

 

6.1  The Assembly put questions to the Mayor, Boris Johnson, and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, on policing in London.

 

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

 

6.3  During the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Appointments made by the Mayor under Section 67(1)(b) of the GLA Act pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

That the Assembly notes the appointment by the Mayor of the following, under Section 67(1) (b) of the GLA Act: Neale Coleman as Mayoral Adviser, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, and Deputy Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation; Gerald Lyons as Chief Economic Advisor; and  Ray Lewis as Senior Advisor, Mentoring.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  The Chair placed on record the Assembly’s congratulations to Neale Coleman (Mayoral Adviser, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, and Deputy Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation) for the award of the rank of Commander of the Order  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Action Arising from 14 November 2012 London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting 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 recommended to note the response received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) to the motion agreed at the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting held on 14 November 2012 in relation to ticketing data.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the response received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) to the motion agreed at the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting held on 14 November 2012 in relation to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Mayor's Commitments pdf icon PDF 62 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, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held since May 2012.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the commitments made by the Mayor during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held since May 2012 be noted.

10.

Motions pdf icon PDF 84 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:

10.1  Darren Johnson AM moved and Caroline Pidgeon AM seconded the following motion:

“This Assembly welcomes the initiative within the Mayor's recent publication, ‘Towards a road safety action plan for London’, that recognises the complexity of the Transport for London Road Network and "considers lower speed limits on these  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

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 30 January 2013 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

11.1  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 30 January 2013 in the Chamber, City Hall.

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  The Chair placed on record the Assembly’s congratulations to Caroline Pidgeon AM upon her award of the rank of Member of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours list.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting closed at 2.03pm.

 

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