Agenda and minutes
Economy Committee
Tuesday 18 June 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, 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's Announcements

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

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Shaun Bailey AM and Fiona Twycross AM, for whom Jennette Arnold OBE AM substituted.

 

1.2  During Item 7, the Chair welcomed pupils from Wells Primary School in Redbridge.

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:

 

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.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is asked to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee, which was agreed by the London Assembly at its Plenary Meeting on 6 June 2019:

 

To delegate authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with the relevant party Group Lead Members and Deputy Chairs:

 

(a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

 

(b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

 

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved

 

  That the following standing delegation to the Chair, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Plenary Meeting on 6 June 2019 be noted:

 

To delegate authority to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with the relevant party Group Lead Members and Deputy Chairs:

 

(a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

 

(b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

 

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 May 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 May 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 92 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

6.

Action Taken under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

(a)  Note the recent action taken by the previous Chair of the Economy Committee under delegated authority, namely to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, a letter to the Mayor about tackling London’s disability employment gap and the letter attached at Appendix 1; and

(b)  Note the response to the letter from the Mayor attached at

Appendix 2 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That action taken by the previous Chairman of the Economy Committee under delegated authority, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, namely to agree a letter to the Mayor about tackling London’s disability employment gap and the letter attached as Appendix 1 of the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That the response from the Mayor, attached as Appendix 2 of the report, be noted.

7.

Outsourcing and Procurement in London pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Aida Selmanovic, [email protected]; 020 7984 2963

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  That the Committee notes the report as background to the discussion with invited guests on outsourcing and procurement in London and notes the subsequent discussion; and

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on outsourcing and procurement in London to the following invited guests:

·  John Tizard, Independent Strategic Advisor;

·  Matt Dykes, Senior Policy Officer for Public Services, TUC;

·  Nick Davies, Programme Director, Institute for Government;

·  Rachel Williamson, Economic Fairness Programme Director, Economic Development, Greater London Authority (GLA);

·  Nabeel Khan, Head of Economic Development, GLA; and

·  Tim Rudin, Head of Responsible Procurement and Supplier Skills Team, Transport for London and GLA.

 

6.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

6.3  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following additional information:

·  The Senior Policy Officer for Public Services, TUC to provide a copy or link to the most recent Association for Public Service Excellence report on procurement and a copy of the TUC responsible procurement policy; and

·  The Head of Economic Development to provide the approximate number of the companies that have been consulted with for the Good Work Standard.

 

6.4  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any outputs from the meeting.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economy Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Aida Selmanovic, [email protected]; 020 7984 2963

 

The Committee is recommended to note the work programme for the 2019/20 Assembly year.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the work programme for the remainder of the 2019/20 Assembly year be noted.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 9 July 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting of the Committee was confirmed as Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

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

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 12.06pm.