Agenda and minutes
Budget and Performance Committee
Tuesday 21 May 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: David Pealing, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 5525; Email:  [email protected]; Minicom: 020 7983 5526 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chairman's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chairman.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Sian Berry AM, for whom Caroline Russell AM attended as a substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Committee 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 Committee 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 Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Budget and Performance Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, as follows:

 

Gareth Bacon AM (Chairman)

Len Duvall AM (Deputy Chair)

Sian Berry AM

Unmesh Desai AM

Florence Eshalomi AM

Susan Hall AM

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Budget and Performance Committee as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, as follows:

 

Gareth Bacon AM (Chairman)

Len Duvall AM (Deputy Chair)

Sian Berry AM

Unmesh Desai AM

Florence Eshalomi AM

Susan Hall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note its terms of reference, which were agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, as follows:

 

1.  To examine at each stage of the consultation process the Mayor’s budget proposals for the next financial year and to report to the Assembly thereon as necessary.

2.  To report to the Assembly on the Mayor’s consultation budget at the conclusion of the consultation process.

3.  To undertake the duties of the Assembly referred to in paragraph 2(2) and paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 6 to the GLA Act 1999; namely, to receive and consider the Mayor’s consultation prior to the determination of the draft component budget for the Authority and to receive and consider the Mayor’s consultation prior to the final determination of the draft consolidated GLA budget.

4.  To examine, monitor and report to the Assembly from time to time on matters relating to the budgets and performance of the Greater London Authority and the Functional Bodies.

5.  To consider budgetary and performance matters on request from another standing committee and report its opinion to that standing committee.

6.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of:  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the terms of reference, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019 and as set out at Agenda Item 4 for the meeting, be noted.

5.

Standing Delegations

The Committee is asked to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chairman of the Committee, which was agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or sub-committee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

 

The then Budget Committee, on 22 June 2006, resolved:

 

That the Chair be given delegated authority to write to the appropriate bodies seeking further information arising from discussion at meetings.

 

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the standing delegation of authority to the Chairman of the Budget and Performance Committee, as set out below, be noted.

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees to respond on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

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The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Budget and Performance Committee held on 5 March 2019 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  David Pealing; [email protected]; 020 7983 5525

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions
arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

8.

Transport for London Capital Projects Delivery pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Gino Brand; [email protected]; 020 7983 5792

 

The Committee is recommended to:

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to guests from Transport for London (TfL) on delivery of the TfL capital programme, and the subsequent discussion; and

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, to agree any output from the discussion at the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on Transport for London’s (TfL) capital projects delivery to the following invited guests:

·  Alex Williams, Director of City Planning, TfL; and

·  David Hughes, Investment Delivery Planning Director, TfL.

 

8.2  A transcript of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Budget and Performance Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Gino Brand; [email protected]; 020 7983 5792

 

The Committee is recommended to note its work programme.

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the work programme be noted.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 June 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

11.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There were no other items of business.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 11.58 am.