Meetings of the Whole Assembly
Mayor's Question Time meetings: The Assembly questions the Mayor, in public, ten times a year as part of its role of holding him to account. Questions put to the Mayor by the Assembly Members cover the full range of the Greater London Authority's duties (including police, the fire service, regeneration and transport) and can also range into almost any issue of concern to Londoners. Questions from Assembly Members that are not answered at the meeting are given written answers which we publish here within a week of the meeting.
Assembly Plenary meetings: The Assembly meets regularly to hold to account bodies such as Transport for London, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and London Development Agency. It also uses its Plenary meetings for regular discussions with the organiser for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and to consider other issues that are important to Londoners.
During Assembly Meetings, Members may move a Motion. These are put forward, usually in writing, by individual Members who speak in support of them. Other Members, who may agree with only part of the motion, can put forward an amendment to the wording of the motion, which is also debated and voted upon. Votes on motions are carried by a majority of those Members present and voting. A list of Motions agreed by the Assembly can be found here.