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GLA Oversight Committee

The GLA Oversight Committee is responsible for a range of matters

  • It responds on the Assembly’s behalf to formal staffing consultations from the Head of Paid Service 
  • Monitors scrutiny expenditure and approves the expenditure over a certain level 
  • Approves rapporteurship proposals 
  • Oversees the programming of the Assembly’s business 
  • Recommends to the Mayor a budget proposal for the Assembly for the financial year
  • Allocates the budget for the financial year.

In addition, the GLA Oversight Committee has responsibility for scrutinising any actions or decisions taken by the Mayor on matters relating to education.

The Committee usually meets ten times a year. 

Current Investigations

Garden Bridge summons of former Mayor Boris Johnson (14 December 2017) - GLA Oversight Committee

Assembly summons Boris over Garden Bridge

Supplementary Agenda Item

GLA Oversight Committee - London Resilience – Grenfell

Recent work


The Emergency Services Network

The Committee is examining high-level progress with the development of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) in London, key risks and issues, and the role of the Mayor and the GLA Group in the ESN programme.

Read the letter from the Chair to the Mayor

Read the response from the Mayor

Personal Data in the GLA Group - letter to the Mayor from the Chair
Response to consultation on TfL transparency strategy
Garden Bridge Design Procurement
Transparency of the GLA Group

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference

Contact the GLA Oversight Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to the GLA Oversight Committee please contact:

External Communications Manager
Alison Bell
[email protected]
020 7983 4228