Agenda and minutes
Housing Committee
Tuesday 7 June 2016 10.00 am

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

Contact: Ed Wise, Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4619; 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  There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Ed Wise, [email protected], 020 7983 4619

 

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.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangments for the Housing Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 13 May 2016, as follows:

 

Andrew Boff AM (Chair)

Tom Copley AM (Deputy Chair)

Sian Berry AM

Leonie Cooper AM

Tony Devenish AM

Nicky Gavron AM

David Kurten AM

 

 

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, as agreed at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 13 May 2016, be noted as follows:

 

Andrew Boff AM (Chair)

Tom Copley AM (Deputy Chair)

Sian Berry AM

Leonie Cooper AM

Tony Devenish AM

Nicky Gavron AM

David Kurten AM

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference for the Committee:

 

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 the Functional Bodies

as they relate to housing matters in London.

 

2.  To consider housing matters on request from another standing committee and report its opinion to that standing committee.

 

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  Resolved:

 

That the Committee’s terms of reference be noted as follows:

 

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 the Functional Bodies

  as they relate to housing matters in London.

 

  2.  To consider housing matters on request from another standing committee and report its opinion to that standing committee.

 

  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.

 

5.

Standing Delegation of Authority

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegation:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub?committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub?committees 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.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

  That the following standing delegation be noted:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub?committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub?committees 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 February 2016 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2016 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ed Wise; [email protected]; 020 7983 4619

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed actions arising from previous meetings be noted.

8.

Action Taken under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ed Wise; [email protected]; 020 7983 4619

 

The Committee is recommended to note the action taken by Tom Copley AM, the former Chair of the Housing Committee, under delegated authority, namely to agree, in consultation with the then party Group Lead Members:

 

(a)  An open letter to the next Mayor of London concerning increasing provision of affordable homes for rent in London, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report; and

 

(b)  The Committee’s report on the effect of rent stabilisation on London’s housing market.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

  That the action taken by Tom Copley AM, the former Chair of the Housing Committee, under delegated authority be noted, namely to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members:

 

(a)  An open letter to the next Mayor of London concerning increasing provision of affordable homes for rent in London; and

 

(b)  The Committee’s report on the effect of rent stabilisation on London’s housing market.

9.

The Impact of Rent Stabilisation on London's Tenants and Landlords pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, [email protected]; 020 7983 4394

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note its report on the impact of rent stabilisastion on London’s tenants and landlords, At Home with Renting, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(b)  Note a response received about the report from the former Mayor, Boris Johnson MP, as attached at Appendix 2 to the report.  

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report on the impact of rent stabilisation on London’s tenants and landlords, At Home with Renting, be noted; and

 

(b)  That the response received about the report from the former Mayor, Boris Johnson MP, be noted.

 

10.

Questions to the Deputy Mayor for Housing pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, [email protected]; 020 7983 4394

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to the Deputy Mayor about housing issues in London, and note the subsequent discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

10.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on housing issues in London to the following invited guests: 

·  James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing; and

·  David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority.

 

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

10.3  Resolved:

 

That the report and discussion be noted.

11.

Site Visit to East Thames Supported Housing Schemes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, [email protected]; 020 7983 4394

 

The Committee is recommended to note the record of its site visit to supported housing schemes managed by the East Thames housing association.

Minutes:

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

 

11.2  Resolved:

 

That the record of the site visit to supported housing schemes managed by the East Thames housing association be noted.

12.

Housing Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lorraine Ford, s[email protected]; 020 7983 4394

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree its initial work programme; and

 

(b)  Agree to use its meeting on 5 July 2016 for a discussion concerning Supported Housing in London, with the scope outlined at paragraph 4.3 of this report.

 

Minutes:

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

 

12.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the initial work programme be agreed; and

 

(b)  That the proposal to use the Committee’s 5 July 2016 meeting for a discussion concerning Supported Housing in London, with the scope outlined at paragraph 4.3 of the agenda report, be agreed.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

13.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at 10.00 am in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

14.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

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

15.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

15.1  The meeting ended at 12.02pm.