Agenda and draft minutes
London Assembly (Plenary)
Thursday 8 March 2018 10.00 am

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

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4425; 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 Caroline Russell AM, Nicky Gavron AM, and Len Duvall AM.

 

1.2  The Chair thanked Members and officers for their efforts in making the People’s Question Time event in Hounslow on 1 March 2018 such a successful event.

 

1.3  The Chair also acknowledged International  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

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 293 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting held on 8 February 2018 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the 8 February 2018 London Assembly (Plenary) meeting be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

The Mayor's Draft Transport Strategy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, [email protected]ov.au, tel: 020 7983 4425

 

Part A:

 

The Assembly is recommended to receive and in accordance with Section 42B of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (as amended), consider its response to the Draft Transport Strategy.

 

The Assembly will put questions to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Val Shawcross, CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport.

 

Part B:

 

Motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

“That the Assembly notes the Draft Transport Strategy.”

 

The appendices to this item are attached for Members and officers only, but are available from the following area of the Assembly’s website: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/whole-assembly

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Part A:

 

4.1  The Assembly put questions to the following guests in relation to the Draft Transport Strategy:

 

·  Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London;

·  Val Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport; and

·  Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner for Transport for London.

 

4.2  A transcript of the question and answer session is attached  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, [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:

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 the undersigned, call on Transport for London (TfL) to work with Tower Hamlets Council to change the traffic light sequencing and introduce safe pedestrian crossings where  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Petitions Update Report pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Reprot of: Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, [email protected], tel: 020 7983 4425

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the response received to a petition presented at a recent Assembly

(Plenary) meeting be noted.

 

6.3  In accordance with standing order 2.9, Members agreed to extend the length of the meeting in order to complete  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Motions pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, [email protected], tel: 020 7983 4425

 

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

Minutes:

7.1  Andrew Dismore AM moved and Unmesh Desai AM seconded the following motion:

 

This Assembly notes that the Royal National Lifeboat (RNLI) charity provides the primary search, rescue and medical capability on the river from its three stations on the tidal Thames in London, two of which (Chiswick and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Mayoral Commitments pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat 

Contact: Lorena Alcorta, [email protected],  020 7983 4425

 

The Assembly is asked to note thecommitments made by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, during London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meetings held between September 2017 and February 2018.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the commitments made by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, during London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meetings held between September 2017 and February 2018.

9.

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 22 March 2018 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly was the Mayor’s Question Time meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Thursday 22 March 2018 in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  Fiona Twycross AM asked that, on the occasion of International Women Day, the Assembly record its support for women and their return to work.

 

10.2  Fiona Twycross AM asked that the Assembly note that the Assembly should be an example of best practice for elected officials to continue to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting closed at 12.58pm.