Agenda and minutes
Transport Committee
Wednesday 15 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] 

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  An apology for absence was received from Joanne McCartney AM.  Steve O’Connell AM attended the meeting as an observer.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the 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 Committee, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

 

Florence Eshalomi AM (Chair)

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM (Deputy Chair)

Gareth Bacon AM

Shaun Bailey AM

Tom Copley AM

David Kurten AM

Joanne McCartney AM

Keith Prince AM

Caroline Russell AM

Navin Shah AM

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted:

 

Florence Eshalomi AM (Chair)

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM (Deputy Chair)

Gareth Bacon AM

Shaun Bailey AM

Tom Copley AM

David Kurten AM

Joanne  ...  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 by the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly at its meeting on 2 May 2019, as follows:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, Transport for London, and the other Functional Bodies where appropriate; and

·  matters of importance to Greater London

as they relate to transport in London.

 

2.  To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, in particular its implementation and revision.

 

3.  To take into account in its deliberations the cross-cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom; climate change; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

4.  To oversee the work of the London Transport Users’ Committee (operating as London TravelWatch), to receive regular monitoring reports from that Committee and support its consultative programme.  To negotiate with the Mayor for the annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee and to recommend to the Assembly, through the GLA Oversight Committee, an annual budget for the London Transport Users’ Committee.

 

5.  To discharge the responsibilities  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the Committee’s terms of reference, which were agreed by the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly at its meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted as follows:

 

1.  To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor, Transport  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Standing Delegations

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegations, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting 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.

 

On 21 July 2005, the Transport Committee resolved:

 

To delegate the Chair of the Transport Committee, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to take action in accordance with the functions of the Assembly listed in respect of the London Transport Users Committee under the GLA Act 1999.

 

On 9 June 2005, the Transport Committee resolved:

 

Future requests by LTUC[1] office holders to take on directorships/offices in other organisations be delegated to the Chair of the Transport Committee in consultation with the Party Spokespeople on the Transport Committee and following advice from the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

[It is a requirement of the Terms and Conditions of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the following standing delegations, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 25 April 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 25 April 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 99 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.

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.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to note the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, in consultation with party Group Lead Members.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, be noted.

9.

Tram and Bus Safety in London pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Daniella Dávila Aquije, [email protected], 020 7084 2850

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to guests on tram and bus safety in London and notes the subsequent discussion.

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree the final output for the investigation into Tram and Bus Safety in London.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on tram safety to the following invited guests:

·  Jill Collis, Director of Health Safety and Environment, Transport for London (TfL);

·  Jon Fox, Director of Rail and Sponsored Services, TfL;

·  Finn Brennan,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Transport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Daniella Dávila Aquije, [email protected], 020 7084 2850

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree its work programme for 2019/20 Assembly year as set out in the report; and

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, to agree the scope and terms of reference for an investigation into London’s transport now and in the future.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the work programme for 2019/20 Assembly year as set out in the report; be agreed; and

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber.

Minutes:

11.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Wednesday, 10 July 2019at10.00am,in the Chamber, City Hall.

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There was no other business.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting ended at 1.10pm.