Agenda and minutes
EU Exit Working Group
Wednesday 13 February 2019 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Lauren Harvey, Committee Assistant; Telephone: 020 7983 4383 Email:  [email protected]; Minicom: 020 7983 5526 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from the Deputy Chairman, Gareth Bacon AM, and Peter Whittle AM.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Lauren Harvey, [email protected], 020 7983 4383

 

The Working Group 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 80 KB

The Working Group is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the EU Exit Working Group held on 28 November 2018 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the EU Exit Working Group held on 28 November 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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The Working Group is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the EU Exit Working Group, and additional correspondence.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings, and additional correspondence, be noted.

5.

Contingency Planning as London Prepares for a "No-Deal" Brexit pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, [email protected], 020 7983 4899

 

The Working Group is recommended to:

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to Fiona Twycross AM and John Hetherington, and the subsequent discussion; and

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to discussion with the following invited guests on contingency planning in London, in preparation for a possible “no-deal” Brexit:

·  Dr Fiona Twycross AM, Chair, London Resilience Forum;

·  John Hetherington, Head of London Resilience;

·  Khadir Meer, Chief Operating Officer – London Region, NHS England; and

·  Peter Boorman OBE, Regional Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, NHS England.

 

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

 

5.3  During the course of the discussion Khadir Meer and Peter Boorman OBE undertook to:

·  Provide the Working Group with the analysis that Health Education England has done on the potential medium-term impact of Brexit on the NHS workforce;

·  Inform the Working Group of how many weeks’ worth of medicines and medical supplies are stored for general national supply issues, in comparison to the six weeks’ worth of supplies planned for the period after the UK exits the European Union; and

·  Provide the Working Group with the national list of priority medicines identified by the Department for Health.

 

5.4  During the course of the discussion Dr Fiona Twycross AM and John Hetherington undertook to provide the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

The Role of LEAP in Helping London Businesses Prepare for Brexit pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, [email protected], 020 7983 4899

 

The Working Group is recommended to:

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to Jamie Izzard, Senior Manager – Local Enterprise Panel, and the subsequent discussion; and

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to discussion with Jamie Izzard, Senior Manager – Small and Medium Enterprises, Food and London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), GLA, on the role of LEAP in helping London businesses prepare for Brexit.

 

6.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 2.

 

6.3  During the course of the discussion Jamie Izzard undertook to provide the Working Group with the London Growth Hub report that was reported to the LEAP Investment Committee.

 

6.4  Resolved:

(a)  That the report and the discussion be noted; and

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree an output from the discussion.

 

7.

Date of Next Meeting

Subject to a decision at the Annual Meeting, the next meeting of the EU Exit Working Group is scheduled for Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 2.00pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

Minutes:

7.1  Subject to a decision at the Annual Meeting, the next meeting of the EU Exit Working Group was scheduled for Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 2.00pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

8.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

8.1  There was no urgent business.

9.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting ended at 4.57pm.