Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Thursday 6 June 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Clare Bryant, Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4616; 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  Apologies for absence were received from Shaun Bailey AM, Steve O’Connell AM and Peter Whittle AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 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 3, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly’s Annual Meeting and the Extraordinary Plenary meeting held on 2 May 2019, and the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting held on 16 May 2019 to be signed by the Chair as correct records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the 2 May 2019 (Plenary) meetings and 16 May 2019 (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting be signed by the Chair as correct records.

4.

Question and Answer Session - London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put questions to the following guests on matter associated with the LEAP programme:

·  Rajesh Agrawal - Deputy Mayor for Business and LEAP Co-Deputy Chair for Mayor’s Office;

·  Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE - LEAP Member and Co-Chair, Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Programme Board;

·  Debbie Jackson - Interim Executive Director, Development, Enterprise and Environment & LEAP Senior Responsible Owner; and

·  Daniel Bridge - Programme Director, Royal Docks.

 

 

Part B:

 

Motion submitted in the name of the Chairman:

 

“That the Assembly notes the answers to the questions asked.”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Part A:

 

4.1  The Assembly put questions to:

·  Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, and London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) Co-Deputy Chair, Mayor’s Office;

·  Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of London Borough of Newham, LEAP Member, Co-Chair, Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Programme Board;

·  Simon Pitkeathley, LEAP Board Member, and Champion  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the petitions listed in the report and to decide whether to refer the petitions, and if so where to, and to seek a response to the points raised.

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Unmesh Desai AM presented a petition with the following prayer:

 

“We respectfully ask [Commissioner Cressida Rose Dick and Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Williams] for more police on our streets and in our communities. We are desperate for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Petitions Update pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the responses received to petitions presented at recent Assembly Plenary meetings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2   Resolved:

 

That the responses received to petitions presented at recent Assembly (Plenary) meetings be noted.

7.

Motions pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Assembly is recommended to consider the motions submitted by Assembly Members.

Minutes:

7.1  Léonie Cooper AM moved, and Andrew Dismore AM seconded, the following motion:

 

“This Assembly notes the increasingly urgent need to secure London’s water supply. With an estimated population growth of two million, urgent warnings from the Environment Agency that England could face severe water shortages within 25 years due  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Mayoral Commitments pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the commitments made by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, during the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meetings held between May 2016 and May 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2   Resolved:

 

That the commitments made by the Mayor of London during the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meetings between May 2016 and May 2019 be noted.

9.

Delegation to Chairs of Committees

The Assembly is recommended to delegate authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with relevant party Lead Group Members and Deputy Chairs:

a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

 

Minutes:

9.1  Resolved:

 

That authority be delegated authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with relevant party Lead Group Members and Deputy Chairs:

a)   The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Future Meetings of the London Assembly

It is proposed that the London Assembly uses the 4 July 2019 Plenary meeting principally to hold a question and answer session with Liz Peace CBE, Chairman of the Board of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), and David Lunts, interim Chief Executive of the OPDC.

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree to use the 4 July 2019 Plenary meeting to hold a question and answer session with Liz Peace CBE, Chairman of the Board of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), and David Lunts, interim Chief Executive of the OPDC.

Minutes:

10.1   Resolved:

 

That the London Assembly Plenary meeting on 4 July 2019 be used as a question and answer session with the Chair and interim Chief Executive of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation meetings.

 

11.

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 20 June 2019 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

11.1  The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly was the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Thursday, 20 June 2014 in the Chamber, City Hall.

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There were no items of urgent business.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting ended at 1.40pm.