Agenda and draft minutes
London Assembly (Mayor's Question Time)
Thursday 18 July 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sacha Than, Committee Services Manager, Tel: 020 7084 2956; 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  Apologies for absence were received from David Kurten AM and Peter Whittle AM.

 

1.2  The Chair welcomed to the public gallery young people from Streamz, a charity in Lambeth working with young people aged 16-19 to improve their employment prospects; a group from the Havering Association for the Disabled,  ...  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  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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the London Assembly (Mayor’s Question Time) meeting held on 20 June 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes from the London Assembly (Mayor's Question Time) meeting held on 20 June 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Mayor's Report pdf icon PDF 448 KB

The Assembly is recommended to note the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 7 June 2019 to 4 July 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Assembly noted the Mayor’s Report covering the period from 7 June 2019 to 4 July 2019.

 

4.2  In accordance with Standing Order 5.4A, the Mayor gave an oral update on matters occurring since the publication of his report. The record of the oral update is attached at Appendix  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Questions to the Mayor pdf icon PDF 756 KB

(To be circulated separately)

 

Part A:

The Assembly will put questions to the Mayor.

 

Part B:

Motion submitted in the name of the Chair:

 

“That the Assembly notes the answers to the questions asked.”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The record of the discussion with the Mayor, including oral answers given by the Mayor to Members’ questions, is attached as Appendix 2.

 

5.2  The written answers to those questions not asked or unanswered during the meeting is attached as Appendix 3.

5.3  During the course of the question  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Revised GLA Expenses and Benefits Framework pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Report of the Chief Officer

Contact:  Tom Middleton, [email protected], 020 7983 4257

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree the revised GLA Expenses and Benefits Framework as a joint decision with the Mayor in relation to the Framework’s application to the GLA’s statutory officers and to the Mayor and Assembly Members.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Assembly received the report of the Chief Officer.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the Assembly agreed the revised GLA Expenses and Benefits Framework as a joint decision with the Mayor in relation to the Framework’s application to the GLA’s statutory officers and to the Mayor and Assembly Members.

7.

Future Meetings of the London Assembly

It is proposed that the Assembly uses the 5 September 2019 Plenary meeting principally to hold a question and answer session with Lyn Garner, Chief Executive, and Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree that, under section 61 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, Sir Peter Hendy CBE (Chair, LLDC) and Lyn Garner (Chief Executive, LLDC) be required to attend the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting on 5 September 2019 at 10am, for which notice will be given in accordance with section 62 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 in due course, to answer questions in relation to the policies and work of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

 

It is proposed that the Assembly uses the 31 October 2019 Plenary meeting principally to hold a question and answer session with the Mayor and Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree to use the 31 October 2019 Plenary

meeting to hold a question and answer session with the Mayor of London and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Cressida Dick CBE QPM regarding policing issues in London.

Minutes:

7.1  Resolved:

 

(a)  That it be agreed that the Assembly, under section 61 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, require the attendance of Sir Peter Hendy CBE (Chair, LLDC) and Lyn Garner (Chief Executive, LLDC) at the 5 September 2019 London Assembly (Plenary) meeting at 10am, for which notice  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Proposed Delegation of Authority to the Chair of the Assembly pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of: Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Arnold, [email protected]; telephone 0207 983 4421

 

The Assembly is recommended to agree, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority in respect of the Assembly’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 be delegated) be given to the Chair of the Assembly, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, party Group Leaders and relevant Committee Chair(s), from the close of this meeting until the next meeting of the Assembly, which will be the Plenary meeting on 5 September 2019, subject to the decision taken under Item 7 of the agenda.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority in respect of the Assembly’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 be delegated) be given  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly will be the Plenary meeting which will take place at 10.00am on Thursday, 5 September 2019 in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the London Assembly would be the Plenary meeting which was scheduled to take place at 10.00am on Thursday, 5 September 2019 in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There were no items of urgent business.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 12.42pm.