Agenda and minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Wednesday 5 November 2014 10.00 am

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

Contact: John Barry, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4425; Email:  [email protected]; Minicom: 020 7983 4458. 

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  An apology for absence was received from Steve O’Connell AM.

1.2  On behalf of the London Assembly, the Chairman thanked the Head of Assembly External Relations, Mark Demery, who would be leaving City Hall later in the month, having provided excellent support to Assembly Members in his role for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 86 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  Resolved:

 

(a)  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; and

(b)  That Kit Malthouse AM’s role as a Chair of Hydrogen London be noted additionally as a non-pecuniary interest in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Question and Answer Session pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Part A:

 

The Assembly will put questions to the Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, James Cleverly AM, and the Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, Ron Dobson CBE QFSM, on the policies and work of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

 

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:

 

3.1  The Assembly put questions to the Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, James Cleverly AM, and the Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, Ron Dobson CBE QFSM, on the policies and work of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

 

3.2  Kit Malthouse AM  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

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:

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

 

4.2  Stephen Knight AM presented a petition with the following prayer:

 

“We call on the Mayor and Transport for London to increase the frequency of the 481 bus service, which currently only runs hourly.”

 

4.3  Resolved:

 

  That the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Motions pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

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

Minutes:

5.1  Jenny Jones AM moved and Darren Johnson AM seconded the following motion:

“This Assembly is alarmed by the decline in species and natural habitats in London and across the UK which was exposed by the State of Nature report, part of a global catastrophe catalogued by the Zoological Society  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Mayoral Commitments pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

The Assembly is recommended to note commitments made by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meetings held between September 2013 and September 2014.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

  That the commitments made by the Mayor, Boris Johnson, during London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time meetings held between September 2013 and September 2014 be noted.

7.

Petition Update pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

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

 

The Assembly is recommended to note the response received to a petition presented at a recent Assembly (Plenary) meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

  That the response received to a petition presented at a recent London Assembly (Plenary) meeting be noted.

8.

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 19 November 2014 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly was the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 19 November 2014 in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There were no items of urgent business.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 1.35 pm.