Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Mayor's Question Time)
Wednesday 23 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 Richard Barnbrook AM, Andrew Boff AM and Murad Qureshi AM.

 

1.2  The Chair welcomed guests from Transport for London’s graduate scheme, the London Civic Forum and students from a number of universities in the north-west of the United States of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Appointment Process for the Role of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

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

 

Recommendations

 

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)   Agree the appointment process set out in paragraphs 4.3 and 4.4 of the report for the Monitoring Officer role and functions; and

 

(b)  Approve the terms and conditions for the appointment, as set out at paragraph 4.5 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Chair explained that, following discussion with all Assembly party Groups, it was proposed to refer the report at Item 6 of the agenda, in relation to the proposed appointment process for the role of Monitoring Officer, to the Assembly’s Business Management and Administration Committee for consideration.

 

2.2  Resolved:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

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:

3.1  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 3.

4.

Mayor's Report pdf icon PDF 235 KB

The Assembly is recommended to note the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 10 February 2011 to 9 March 2011.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 10 February to 9 March 2011 be noted.

 

4.2  In accordance with Standing Order 5.4A, the Chair had agreed to allow the Mayor to give an oral update on matters occurring since the publication of his report. The record of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Questions to the Mayor pdf icon PDF 373 KB

(To be circulated separately)

 

Part A:

The Assembly will put questions to the Mayor.

 

Part B:

Motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The record of the discussion, including oral answers given by the Mayor to Members’ questions, is attached as Appendix 2.

 

5.2  The written answers to those questions not asked or answered during the meeting are attached as Appendix 3.

 

5.3  At the conclusion of the question and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Petition pdf icon PDF 72 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)  Agree that the Standing Order relating to the receipt of petitions at Mayor’s Question Time be suspended for the duration of the meeting to allow the petitions listed at paragraph 3 of the report to be received; and

 

(b)  Note the petition listed at paragraph 4 of 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  The Chair asked the Assembly to agree the recommendation set out in the report, namely to suspend the Standing Order relating to the receipt of petitions at Mayor’s Question Time for the duration of the meeting to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Proposed Delegation of Authority to the Chair of the Assembly pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

The Assembly is recommended to give 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) in relation to urgent matters only, 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 Annual Meeting on 4 May 2011.

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed to delegate authority in respect of the Assembly’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 as amended be delegated) to the Chair in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly will be the Annual Meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 May 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  It was noted that the next meeting of the Assembly would be the Annual Meeting, which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 4 May 2011 in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no urgent business requiring consideration.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting closed at 12.32pm.

 

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