Agenda and minutes
Economy, Culture and Sport Committee
Tuesday 24 May 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: John Barry, Senior Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4425; E-mail:  john.barry@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  No apologies for absence were received.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 60 KB

The Committee 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 the 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 at Item 2 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 in the previous three years, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register, be noted; and

c)  That it be noted that several of the guests attending the meeting in relation to Item 8 of the agenda, Review of Visit London’s Move into Administration, were known personally to Members of the Committee.

 

2.2  Under Standing Orders, the Chair decided to take the next item of business in an order different from that set out on the agenda for the meeting.

3.

Review of Visit London's Move Into Administration pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Steer; tim.steer@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4250

 

The Committee is recommended to put questions to the invited guests and note the answers given in response.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to discussing Visit London’s move into administration.

 

3.2  The Committee initially heard statements from the following representatives of members of the pension scheme and creditors:

·  Ylva French – Visit London/London Tourist Board Pension Action Group;

·  Dan Wardle – Managing Director, Surveylab Limited; and

·  Tim Smith – Director, Bearing Partnerships.

 

3.3  The Committee then put questions to the following invited guests:

·  Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, Interim Chair of London & Partners;

·  Danny Lopez, Interim Chief Executive of London & Partners;

·  Sir Peter Rogers, Mayoral Adviser, Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise, GLA;

·  Martin Clarke, Executive Director – Resources, GLA;

·  Tamara Ingram, Former Chair of Visit London; and

·  Tony Murphy and Jeremy Brinkworth, British Tourist Board Pension Scheme trustees.

 

3.4  A transcript of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.

3.5  At 10.51am the Chair adjourned the meeting in order to allow an audio problem to be resolved. The meeting resumed at 11.03am.

3.6  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion be noted; and

(b)  That Sir Peter Rogers be invited to attend the next meeting of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee in order to provide a summary  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011 as follows:

 

Dee Doocey (Chair)

Len Duvall (Deputy Chair)

Tony Arbour

John Biggs

Andrew Boff

Victoria Borwick

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, made by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted:

 

Dee Doocey (Chair)

Len Duvall (Deputy Chair)

Tony Arbour

John Biggs

Andrew Boff

Victoria Borwick

5.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference of this Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  matters of importance to Greater London as they relate to economic development/wealth creation, social development, culture, sport and tourism in London.

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, the London Development Agency, and the other Functional Bodies where appropriate.

 

2.  To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy and Cultural Strategy, particularly their implementation and revision.

 

3.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

4.  To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

 

5.  To be the lead Committee for monitoring and reporting on the London 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of the London Assembly.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the following terms of reference of this committee, as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted.

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  matters of importance to Greater London as they relate to economic development/wealth creation, social development, culture, sport and tourism in London.

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, the London Development Agency, and the other Functional Bodies where appropriate.

 

2.  To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy and Cultural Strategy, particularly their implementation and revision.

 

3.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

4.  To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

 

5.  To be the lead Committee for monitoring and reporting on the London 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of the London Assembly.

6.

Standing Delegations to the Chair

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegations to the Chair of the Committee:

 

1.  Economic and Social Development Committee on 26 March 2003 resolved:

 

That the Committee delegates authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to respond on its behalf where it is consulted on issues by the London Development Agency and other organisations in circumstances where the other Committee members agree it would be inappropriate to report the matter to the Committee or there is not sufficient time to do so.

 

2.  The Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee on 19 June 2007 resolved:

 

To delegate authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to decide to hold future meeting outside City Hall, pursuant to Standing Order 1.2E.

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the current standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee as noted by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted, as follows:

 

1.  Economic and Social Development Committee on 26 March 2003 resolved:

 

That the Committee delegates authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to respond on its behalf where it is consulted on issues by the London Development Agency and other organisations in circumstances where the other Committee members agree it would be inappropriate to report the matter to the Committee or there is not sufficient time to do so.

 

2.  The Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee on 19 June 2007 resolved:

 

To delegate authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to decide to hold future meeting outside City Hall, pursuant to Standing Order 1.2E.

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee held on 24 March 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the minutes of the meeting of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee held on 24 March 2011.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee held on 24 March 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

8.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions
arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding action arising from the previous meeting of the Committee be noted.

9.

The Cultural Olympiad: Creating the Legacy pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Sarah Hurcombe; sarah.hurcombe@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6542 

 

The Committee is recommended to delegate authority to the Chair to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, a response to LOCOG's Cultural Olympiad action plan by 31 May.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That authority be delegated to the Chair to agree, in consultation with the party Group Lead Members, a response to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games’ Cultural Olympiad action plan by 31 May 2011.

10.

Follow up to Just the ticket? Report on the Ticketing Arrangements for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Tim Jarvis; tim.jarvis@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4390 

 

The Committee is recommended to note the responses received from the Mayor, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and representatives of London boroughs to the Committee’s proposals about Olympic tickets made available for sale to public bodies.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

10.2  Victoria Borwick AM expressed her concern that the availability of tickets for sale outside the United Kingdom on a non-ballot basis and the arrangements for deducting ticket payments from bank accounts without prior notice would affect the public perception of how the ticketing arrangements for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games had been organised.

 

10.3  Resolved:

 

That the responses received from the Mayor, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and representatives of London boroughs to the Committee’s proposals about Olympic tickets made available for sale to public bodies, be noted.

11.

Responses to Committee Work pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to note the responses received from the Mayor and the Olympic Park Legacy Company in relation to recent Committee work.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat setting out responses received to recent Committee work.

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

That the responses received from the Mayor and the Olympic Park Legacy Company in relation to the Committee’s recent work, be noted.

12.

Economy, Culture and Sport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Sarah Hurcombe; sarah.hurcombe@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6542 

 

The Committee is recommended to note its work programme and priorities for 2011/12.

Minutes:

12.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

12.2  Resolved:

 

That the Committee’s work programme and priorities for 2011/12 be noted.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee is scheduled for 21 June 2011 at 10am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

13.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled to be held on 21 June 2011 at 10am in Committee Room 5.

14.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

14.1  There were no items of other business.

15.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

15.1  The meeting finished at 11.41am.

16.

Investigation into the Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Venues

 

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