Agenda and minutes
Economy Committee
Tuesday 7 May 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Clare Bryant, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4616; email:  [email protected]; minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  An apology for absence was received from Shaun Bailey AM.

 

1.2  The Chair thanked Susan Hall AM for all her work as Chair of the Committee during the 2018/19 Assembly year.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

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

 

2.2  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.

(b)  That the non-pecuniary interest declared by Onkar Sahota AM, namely his appointment as a trustee for the Trust for London and his membership to GMB Union, be noted.

(c)  That the non-pecuniary interest declared by Fiona Tywcross AM, namely her membership of GMB Union, be noted.

(d)  That the non-pecuniary interest declared by Léonie Cooper AM, namely her membership of GMB Union, be noted.

 

 

3.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which will be agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting 2 May 2019.

Minutes:

3.1  That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Economy Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2018, be noted as follows:

  Léonie Cooper AM

  Susan Hall AM

  Shaun Bailey AM

  Caroline Russell AM

  Onkar Sahota AM

  Fiona Twycross AM

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note its terms of reference, which are subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on  2 May 2019:

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

·  matters of importance to Greater London; and

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor and Functional  Bodies as they relate to economic development, wealth creation, social development, culture, sport and tourism in London.

2.  To provide lead oversight for the London Assembly of the policies, decisions and actions of the London Enterprise Panel.

3.  To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

4.   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.

Minutes:

4.1  That the terms of reference, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, as set out at Agenda Item 4 for the meeting be noted.

5.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is asked to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee, which is subject to agreement by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed 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 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.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019 and as set out below, be noted:

 

To respond on the 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.

6.

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The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 April 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 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:  Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions arising from its previous meetings.

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.

Low-paid Work and In-work Poverty in London pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Pauline Niesseron, [email protected]; 020 7983 4843

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to the discussion with invited guests on low?paid work and in?work poverty in London and notes the subsequent discussion; and

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree an output from the meeting.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on low-paid work and in-work poverty in London to the following guests:

·  Sam Gurney, London East and South East Regional Secretary Designate, Trades Union Congress;

·  Manny Hothi, Director of Policy, Trust for London;

·  Amy Hulme, Senior Programme Manager, Living Wage Foundation;

·  Tim Butcher, Chief Economist, the Low Pay Commission; and

·  Helen O’Connor, GMB Union.

 

8.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.

 

8.3  A copy of the presentation by the Director of Policy, Trust for London is attached as Appendix 2.

 

8.4  The London East and South East Regional Secretary Designate, Trades Union Congress agreed to provide the Committee with the following:

·  The 19 recommendations included in the Lowe Pay Commission report which show how workers’ rights can be better enforced across the UK;

·  Further details on the Taylor Review and what more it could have done;

·  The six areas according to the Great Jobs Agenda which constitute a “decent” job.

 

8.5  During the course of the discussion the Regional Organiser, GMB Union, agreed to provide the details of the profiles of employers that pay the London Living  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Economy Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Pauline Niesseron, [email protected]; 020 7983 4843

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the remainder of its meeting dates in the 2019/20 Assembly year, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of the report, which are subject to approval at the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 2 May 2019; and

(b)  Note that the topic for its meeting on 18 June 2019 will be low?paid work and in?work poverty.

 

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the remainder of the Committee’s meeting dates for the 2019/20 Assembly year be noted.

 

(b)  That the topic, low-paid work and in-work poverty, for the meeting on 18 June 2019 be noted.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 18 June 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall, subject to confirmation at the London Assembly’s Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

Minutes:

10.1  The date of the next meeting of the Committee was confirmed as 18 June 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

11.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There were no items of business that the Chair considered to be urgent.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 12.30pm.