Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Thursday 25 January 2018 10.00 am

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

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4425; Email:  [email protected]; 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 85 KB

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  The Assembly received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. 

2.2  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Draft Consolidated Budget 2018-19

Minutes:

3.1  The Assembly received an oral statement from the Mayor on his draft 2018-2019 Draft Consolidated Budget document.

 

3.2  A copy of the Mayor’s statement is attached at Appendix 1.

3a

Report of the Mayor pdf icon PDF 236 KB

(Circulated separately)

 

Draft Consolidated Budget 2018-19 has been circulated for the Assembly’s consideration.

 

The Mayor will present his Report to the Assembly at the meeting.

Additional documents:

3b

Response by the London Assembly's Budget and Performance Committee to the Mayor of London's GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2018-19 Consultation Document pdf icon PDF 815 KB

The document sets out the Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee’s response to the Mayor’s budget proposals for 2018-19, based on evidence taken from the functional bodies and the GLA during the budget development and consultation processes. It highlights the key issues raised during the Committee’s deliberations and offers comments to the Mayor on his consultation budget.

 

The Budget and Performance Committee’s comments relate to the Mayor’s proposals that were published for consultation on 21 December 2017 and not on the Draft Consolidated Budget published with this agenda.

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the response by the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee to the Mayor’s Draft Consultation Budget for 2018-19.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.3  The Chairman of the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee, Gareth Bacon AM, presented the Committee’s response to the Mayor of London’s GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2018-19 Consultation Document.

 

3.4  A copy of the statement by the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee is attached at Appendix  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3b

3c

Questions to the Mayor on his draft 2018-19 Consolidated Budget proposals pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Assembly Members will put questions to the Mayor on the seven sections of the Draft Consolidated Budget document.

Minutes:

3.6  Assembly Members put questions to the Mayor on each of the seven component budgets set out within the Draft Consolidated Budget proposals.

 

3.7  David Bellamy, Chief of Staff  and David Gallie, Assistant Director of Finance, were also in attendance for the duration of the question and answer session.

 

3.8  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3c

4.

Consideration by the London Assembly of the Mayor of London's Draft Consolidated Budget proposals 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

The Assembly is under a duty to consider the Mayor’s Draft Consolidated Budget and to approve it, with or without amendment (paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 6 of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended)).

 

The following substantive motion is before the Assembly:

 

“To approve the Draft Consolidated Budget for 2018-19, together with the draft component budgets comprised within it, with or without amendment.”

 

[Note: In accordance with GLA Standing Order 6.12 B, the motion set out above shall be considered without being proposed or seconded by a Member. The motion may be amended by a Budget Amendment, in accordance with the procedures described in Standing Orders 6.10, 6.12 and 6.16. The Assembly will consider amendments to the Draft Consolidated Budget, and budget-related motions (if any).

 

If a Budget Amendment is carried by the requisite majority (at this stage, a simple majority of votes cast) then the substantive motion shall fall and the Draft Consolidated Budget shall be deemed agreed as amended.  The Mayor is under a duty to respond to and amendments passed when he presents his Final Budget.

 

This is the first of a two stage budget-setting process and the Assembly is due to make a final decision on the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  At 12.17pm, the Chair adjourned the meeting until 1.30pm. The meeting reconvened at 1.30pm in order to debate the budget proposals.

 

4.2  The substantive motion before the Assembly was: ”To approve the Draft Consolidated Budget of 2018-19, together with the draft component budgets comprised within it, with or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly will be the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Thursday 22 February 2018 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

5.1  The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly would be the Plenary meeting which will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 in the Chamber, City Hall principally to put questions to the Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and the Commissioner of the London Fire  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

6.1  There were no items of urgent business.

7.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

7.1  The meeting closed at 2.45pm.