Agenda and minutes
Economy, Culture and Sport Committee
Tuesday 8 November 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, 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  There were no apologies for absence.

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 Joanne McCartney AM’s membership of the Metropolitan Police Authority be noted additionally as a personal interest.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee held on 13 September 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received the minutes of the meeting of the Economy, Sport and Culture Committee held on 13 September 2011.

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Economy, Sport and Culture Committee held on 13 September 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 49 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 outstanding action
arising from the previous meeting of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee.

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

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

5.

Olympic Stadium Legacy pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Richard Berry; richard.berry@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4199 

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests:

·  Margaret Ford, Chair, Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC); and

·  Andrew Altman, Chief Executive, OPLC.

 

5.2  During the course of the discussion, the OPLC agreed to provide the Committee with examples of successful multi-use stadia in Europe that make a profit.

5.3  A record of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.

5.4  Resolved:

That the discussion be noted.

6.

Disturbances Recovery Funding pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Richard Berry; richard.berry@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4199 

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Put questions to the Mayor’s Adviser on Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise on the Mayor’s implementation and delivery of the disturbances recovery funding;

 

(b)  Note the transcript of the informal meeting held on 14 October 2011; and

 

(c)  Agree to delegate authority to the Chair to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, a publication setting out the findings of the Committee’s discussions on this topic.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests:

·  Sir Peter Rogers, the Mayor’s Adviser on Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise; and

·  Debbie Jackson, Director of Capital Projects and Design, GLA.

 

6.2  Joanne McCartney AM attended the meeting for this item as it was of relevance to her constituency.

6.3  During the course of the discussion, it was agreed that the Mayor’s Adviser on Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise would provide an informal presentation for Members outlining funding bids once received by the GLA.

6.4  A record of the discussion is attached as Appendix 2.

6.5  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the transcript of the informal meeting held on 14 October 2011 be noted; and

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, a note setting out the findings of the Committee’s discussions on this topic.

7.

Tech City pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree to invite Eric Van Der Kleij, CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation, as well as representatives from other key organisations to the Committee’s December meeting to assess the vision and plans for the Tech City project, including the potential role of the Mayor; and

(b)  Agree to consult with digital and creative businesses and investors, in advance of the December meeting, to seek their views about the Tech City project and what questions the Committee could usefully ask Eric Van Der Kleij.

Minutes:

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

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That Eric Van Der Kleij, CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation, as well as representatives from other key organisations, be invited to the Committee’s December meeting to assess the vision and plans for the Tech City project, including the potential role of the Mayor; and

 

(b)  That it be agreed to consult with digital and creative businesses and investors, in advance of the December meeting, to seek their views about the Tech City project and what questions the Committee could usefully ask Eric Van Der Kleij.

8.

Follow Up Into the Provision of Sport and Physical Activity for Disabled Londoners pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the scope for the proposed follow up meeting into the provision of sport and physical activity for disabled Londoners, set out in paragraph 4.6 of this report.

Minutes:

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

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the scope for the proposed follow up meeting into the provision of sport and physical activity for disabled Londoners, set out in paragraph 4.6 of the report, be noted.

9.

The Mayor's Role in Economic Development pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree its report: The Mayor’s Role in Economic Development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

9.2  Resolved:

That the Committee’s report, The Mayor’s Role in Economic Development, be agreed.

10.

Follow up to Just the ticket? Report on the Ticketing Arrangements for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games pdf icon PDF 57 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 response received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to its report on ticketing for the London 2012 Games.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. Members of the Committee voiced dissatisfaction with the response received from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to its report on ticketing for the London 2012 Games.

10.2  Resolved:

That it be agreed that the Chair writes to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games asking for confirmation of the number of tickets already sold at each price point.

11.

Thames River Park pdf icon PDF 75 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 Lead Members, a letter to the Mayor of London seeking further information about the Thames River Park project.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

11.2  Resolved:

 

That authority be delegated to the Chair to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, a letter to the Mayor of London seeking further information about the Thames River Park project.

12.

Economy, Culture and Sport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Richard Berry; richard.berry@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4199 

 

The Committee is recommended to note its work programme 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 for 2011/12 be noted.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee is scheduled for 6 December 2011 at 10am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

13.1  The next of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee would be held on 6 December 2011 at 10am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

14.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

14.1  The Chair, on behalf of the Committee, thanked the Assistant Scrutiny Officer, Sarah Hurcombe, who would be leaving the Greater London Authority in December, for her work and assistance in her time at the Authority.

15.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

15.1  The meeting finished at 11.50am.

 

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