Agenda and minutes
Health and Environment Committee
Thursday 8 November 2012 10.00 am

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

Contact: Camelia Thomas, Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4795; E-mail:  [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 were received from James Cleverly AM and Kit Malthouse AM, for whom Tony Arbour AM and Roger Evans attended as substitutes. An apology was also received from Stephen Knight AM.

 

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note as disclosable pecuniary interests the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2;

 

(b)  Declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agendaand take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Additionally declare any relevant interests (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 take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1    Resolved:

 

(a)  That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London borough councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests; and

 

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out in the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register, be noted.

 

(c)  That the following Members’ membership of the following functional bodies be noted:

 

·  Tony Arbour AM – Member, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and Member, London Borough of Richmond; and

·  Roger Evans AM – Member, London Borough of Havering.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Environment Committee held on 16 October 2012 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Environment Committee held on 16 October 2012 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Camelia Thomas, [email protected], 020 7983 4795.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority be noted.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Camelia Thomas, [email protected], 020 7983 4795.

 

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

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.

Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to the discussion with invited guests.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty:

 

·  Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property; Greater London Authority (GLA); 

·  Stephen Tate, Assistant Director, Transport and Environment, GLA

·  Larissa Bulla, Environment Programme Officer, GLA;

·  Jake Ronay, Senior Manager, Programme Delivery (Environment), GLA;

·  Amy Ingham, Fuel Poverty and Smart Meters team, Department for Energy and Climate Change; 

·  Peter Farrand, Green Deal Team, Department for Energy and Climate Change; 

·  Jo Gill, Energy Efficiency Co-ordinator, London Borough Hillingdon and Carbon Action Network;

·  Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, British Gas; 

·  Kelly Greer, Energy Solutions Manager, British Gas Energy Services;

·  John Mason, Social and Environmental Policy Manager, EDF Energy; and

·  Rachael Hawkins, Public Affairs, EDF Energy.

 

6.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.  During the course of the discussion Peter Farrand, Green Deal Team, Department for Energy and Climate Change circulated a Green Deal information leaflet which has been attached as Appendix 2.

 

6.4  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Health and Environment Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Carmen Musonda, [email protected], 020 7983 4351 and Ian Williamson, [email protected]; 020 7983 6541.

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

a)   Note the business, up to March 2013, agreed at its last meeting; and

 

b)  Note a potential change to the date of its next meeting. 

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the business, up to March 2013, agreed at the Committee’s last meeting be noted; and

 

(b)  That the potential change to the date of the Committee’s next meeting be noted.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 29 November 2012 at 2.30pm in Committee Room 5, subject to the potential change set out in recommendation 7(b).

Minutes:

8.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled to be held on 29 November 2012 at 2.30pm in Committee Room 5, subject to a potential change as noted in item 7 of the Minutes.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no urgent business the Chair considered urgent.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 12.12pm