Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Thursday 9 February 2012 10.00 am

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

Contact: Rebecca Arnold, Committee Services Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4421; E-mail:  [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 on behalf of Andrew Boff AM and Richard Barnbrook AM.

 

1.2  During the course of the meeting, the Chair welcomed to the public gallery pupils and teachers from St Andrew’s School in Islington.

 

1.3  During the Assembly’s consideration of the Final Draft Consolidated Budget  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Assembly is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Note gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register; and

 

(c)  Declare any other personal or personal prejudicial interests in specific items listed on the agenda over and above those items listed in the table above and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received within the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly, whichever is the later, which are not at the time of this meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality.

Minutes:

2.1  Kit Malthouse AM referred the Assembly to the statement he had made at the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting held on 25 January 2012 in relation to legal advice which he had received in relation to his status as Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC).

 

2.2  It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Rebecca Arnold, [email protected] tel: 020 7983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the action taken by the Deputy Chair of the Assembly under delegated authority, namely to write to the Mayor to provide the Assembly’s comments on the Proposal to designate a Mayoral Development Area spanning the Olympic Park and the surrounding area.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

3.2  Resolved:

 

That the action taken by the Deputy Chair of the Assembly under delegated authority, namely to write to the Mayor to provide the Assembly’s comments on the Proposal to designate a Mayoral Development Area spanning the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Request for use of Section 60 (1) Powers - Transport Committee pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: John Barry, [email protected], tel: 020 7983 4425

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree to the request of the Transport Committee to use its powers under Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act to request that the Mayor responds to the recommendations of the Committee’s report, The Future of Ticketing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the request of the Transport Committee to use the Assembly’s powers under Section 60 (1) of the Greater London Authority Act to request that the Mayor responds to the recommendations addressed to him in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Future Meetings of the Assembly

London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting – 7 March 2012

 

It is proposed that the Assembly uses the 7 March 2012 Plenary meeting principally to put questions to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited on the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

 

Recommendations:

 

(a)   That it be agreed to use the 7 March 2012 London Assembly (Plenary) meeting to put questions to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited on the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games;

 

(b)   That it be agreed to invite Lord Coe (Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) and Paul Deighton (Chief Executive Officer, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited) to attend the 7 March 2012 Assembly meeting to answer questions in relation to preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Minutes:

London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting – 7 March 2012

 

5.1  Resolved:

 

(a)   That it be agreed that to use the 7 March 2012 London Assembly (Plenary) meeting to put questions to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited on the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Final Draft Consolidated Budget 2012-13 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Additional documents:

6a

Report of the Mayor pdf icon PDF 54 KB

The revised version of the Final Draft Consolidated Budget 2012-13 is attached for the Assembly’s consideration.

 

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

Minutes:

6.1  The Assembly received the Mayor’s Final Draft 2012-13 Consolidated Budget document. A revised version of the Final Draft Budget had been circulated under cover of a Supplementary Agenda for the meeting.

 

6.2  The Mayor made an oral statement in support of his budget proposals. A copy of the Mayor’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6a

6b

Questions to the Mayor pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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

Minutes:

6.3  Assembly Members put questions to the Mayor on his Final Draft Consolidated Budget proposals.  The record of the questions put by Members and the Mayor’s answers is attached as Appendix 2.

 

6.4  Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning, and Martin Clarke, Executive Director  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6b

6c

Consideration by the Assembly of the Mayor of London's Final Draft Consolidated Budget Proposals 2012-13 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

The Assembly is under a duty to consider the Mayor’s Final Draft Consolidated Budget and to approve it, with or without amendment, in accordance with paragraphs 8(3) and (7) of Schedule 6 of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended).

 

In accordance with Standing Order 6.8 the following substantive motion will be before the Assembly:

 

“To approve the Final Draft Budget for 2012-13 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 Final Draft Consolidated Budget, and budget-related motions (if any).

 

If a Budget Amendment is carried by the requisite majority (a two-thirds majority of Members present voting in favour) then the Substantive Motion shall fall and the Final Draft Consolidated Budget shall be deemed agreed as amended.

 

If no amendment is agreed, or if the Substantive Motion is not passed (whether put to the vote or not) then the Assembly is deemed by law (Paragraph 8(5) of Schedule 6 to the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6c

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.5  Following the Mayor’s departure, the Assembly debated the Mayor’s Final Draft Consolidated Budget 2012-13.

 

6.6  The substantive motion before the Assembly was: “To approve the Final Draft Consolidated Budget for 2012-13, together with the draft component budgets comprised within it, with or without amendment.”

 

6.7  Kit Malthouse AM expressed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6c

7.

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 Wednesday 22 February 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

7.1   It was noted that the next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly would be the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which would take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 22 February 2012 in the Chamber, City Hall.

8.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

8.1  There was no urgent business requiring consideration.

9.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting closed at 1.12pm.