Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Mayor's Question Time)
Wednesday 14 December 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 and Victoria Borwick AM.

 

1.2  A Supplementary Agenda for this meeting had been issued, that set out business which had been due to be considered by the London Assembly at its Plenary meeting held on 7 December 2011.  ...  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 in Item 2 on the agenda, be noted and recorded as personal interests;

 

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out in the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Proposed Amendments to the GLA's Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Contact: Ed Williams, email: ed.williams@london.gov.uk; and telephone 020 7983 4399

 

The Assembly is recommended:

 

(a)  To approve the revised draft Standing Orders set out at Appendix 1 to the report as the Standing Orders of the Authority, and agree:

 

(i)   That the changes to Standing Orders in relation to the Police and Crime Committee  come into effect immediately upon commencement of the relevant statutory provisions; and

 

(ii)   That the changes to Standing Order 3.20 (Scope and Procedure for Lodging Petitions) come into effect at the close of the meeting; and 

 

(b)  To note the draft GLA Guidance on Complaints about the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime set out at Appendix 2 to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Assembly received the report of the Monitoring Officer.

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

(a)   That the revised draft Standing Orders set out at Appendix 1 to the report be approved, and it be agreed:

 

(i)  That the Standing Orders in relation to the Police and Crime Committee come into  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Revised Compensation Payments Policy pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Report of the Head of Paid Service

Contact: Viv Kemsley, email: viv.kemsley@london.gov.uk; and telephone 020 7983 4169

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree, upon the Head of Paid Service agreeing to the proposed revisions to the GLA’s Compensation Payments Policy,  that the proposed changes, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, should apply to the Authority’s three statutory officers (noting that this matter is for joint decision with the Mayor).

 

Minutes:

4.1  The Assembly received the report of the Head of Paid Services.

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That, upon the Head of Paid Service agreeing to the proposed revisions to the GLA’s Compensation Payments Policy set out at Appendix 1 to the report, the proposed changes be applied to the Authority’s three statutory  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Revisions to the Statutory Officers' Protocol pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Mark Roberts, email: mark.roberts@london.gov.uk ; and telephone 020 7983 4428

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree to approve and adopt (noting that it is a joint decision with the Mayor) the revised Statutory Officers Staffing Protocol, attached at Appendix A to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the revised Statutory Officers Staffing Protocol set out at Appendix A to the report be approved and adopted (noting that this is a matter for joint decision with the Mayor).

6.

Request for use of Section 60 (1) Powers - Budget and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: John Barry; john.barry@london.gov.uk; telephone: 020 7983 4425

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree 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 conclusions in the Committee’s report, Pre-Budget Report 2011.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That 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 conclusions in the Committee’s report,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Police and Crime Committee pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Contact: Ed Williams, email: ed.williams@london.gov.uk; and telephone 020 7983 4399

 

The Assembly is recommended:

 

(a)  To note the proposed arrangements for meetings of the Committee as set out at paragraphs 4.1 to 4.6 of the report and to note the proposed programme of meetings for the remainder of the 2011/12 year as set out at paragraph 4.4.

 

(b)  To request that the Police and Crime Committee consults the Assembly before responding to the MOPC on the Police and Crime Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Assembly received the report of the Monitoring Officer.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the proposed arrangements for meetings of the Police and Crime Committee set out at paragraphs 4.1 to 4.6 of the report and the proposed programme of meetings for the remainder of the 2011/12 year be noted;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Mayor's Report pdf icon PDF 267 KB

The Assembly is recommended to note the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 3 to 30 November 2011.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Assembly noted the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 29 September to 30 November 2011.

 

8.2  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 the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Questions to the Mayor pdf icon PDF 377 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:

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

 

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

 

9.3  During the course of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

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 25 January 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

This meeting will be used principally to discuss and consider the Draft Consolidated Budget for the GLA Group 2012/13.

 

As in previous years, the Assembly is asked formally to agree to accept written answers to all questions submitted to the 25 January meeting under the Mayor’s Question Time procedure, in order to devote time to discussion of the Mayor’s Draft Consolidated Budget 2012/13. The written answers will be provided by Monday 30 January 2012.

 

Recommendation:

 

To agree to accept written answers to all questions submitted to the 25 January 2012 meeting under the Mayor’s Question Time procedure, in order to devote time to discussion of the Mayor’s Final Draft Consolidated Budget 2012/13.

Minutes:

10.1  It was noted that the next meeting of the Assembly would be a Plenary meeting which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 25 January 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall and that this meeting would be used principally to discuss and consider the Draft Consolidated Budget for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Motions pdf icon PDF 78 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1  The Assembly, in accordance with Standing Order 3.12, agreed to treat the motions set out at Item 12 as urgent and to consider them.

 

11.2  Tony Arbour AM, noting the letter from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis which was set out on the Supplementary Agenda, withdrew  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There was no other urgent business which required consideration.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting closed at 1.44pm.

 

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