Agenda and minutes
Economy Committee
Wednesday 20 June 2012 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Dale Langford, Senior Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4415; E-mail:  dale.langford@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 Interests 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 list of memberships of functional bodies and London borough councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as personal interests; and

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register, be noted.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2012 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 May 2012.

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 May 2012 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise pdf icon PDF 84 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 the report as background to putting questions to Kit Malthouse AM, Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, and Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development and Environment, and note the answers given in response.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse AM.  Also in attendance for this item were Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director for Development and Environment, Greater London Authority (GLA) and Mark Kleinman, Assistant Director, Economic and Business Policy, GLA.

 

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

 

4.3  Resolved:

 

That the report and discussion be noted.

5.

Broadband and Wifi pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to invite experts and stakeholders to its July meeting to examine broadband and wifi infrastructure in London.

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, setting out a proposal to use the Committee’s meeting on 11 July 2012 for a discussion on broadband and wifi infrastructure.

5.2  Resolved:

That experts and stakeholders be invited to the Committee’s meeting on 11 July 2012 to examine broadband and wifi infrastructure in London.

6.

Economy Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree its work programme and priorities for 2012/13.

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, setting out the programme for the Committee’s future meetings.

 

6.2  The Chair invited constituency Members on the Committee to propose locations for site visits relating to the investigation planned for the autumn on the subject of high streets.  The Chair indicated that one of the meetings on high streets would include a short session where questions and comments from the public would be invited.

 

6.3  Jenny Jones AM asked whether a discussion on the green economy could be included in the work programme.  The Chair proposed that the issue could be explored further when the Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise next appeared before the Committee.

 

6.4  Resolved:

 

That the Committee’s work programme and priorities for 2012/13 be agreed.

7.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday 11 July 2012 at 2.00pm in Committee Room 5.

Minutes:

7.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Wednesday 11 July at 2.00pm in Committee Room 5.

8.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

8.1  There was no other business.

9.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting ended at 3.09pm.

 

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