Agenda and minutes
Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee
Thursday 23 May 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jonathan Baker, Committee Officer, Tel: 020 7084 2825; Email:  [email protected] 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Gareth Bacon AM, for whom Andrew Boff AM substituted, and Florence Eshalomi AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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   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 arrangements for the Committee, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

 

Andrew Dismore AM (Chair)

Susan Hall AM (Deputy Chairman)

Gareth Bacon AM

Léonie Cooper AM

Florence Eshalomi AM

David Kurten AM

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted;

 

  Andrew Dismore (Chair)

  Susan Hall (Deputy Chairman)

Gareth Bacon

Léonie Cooper

Florence Eshalomi

David Kurten 

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note its terms of reference, which were agreed by the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly at its meeting on 2 May 2019, as follows:

 

1.  To review and make a report or recommendation to the Mayor on any draft document or revision given to the Assembly by the London Fire Commissioner which is prepared and published by the London Fire Commissioner in accordance with the Fire and Rescue National Framework and which:

 

(a)  Sets out the Commissioner’s priorities and objectives, for the period covered by the document, in connection with the discharge of the Commissioner’s functions, or

(b)  Contains a statement of the way in which the Commissioner has had regard, in the period covered by the document, to the Framework and to any document within paragraph (a) prepared by the Commissioner for that period.

 

2.  To keep under review the exercise of the functions of the London Fire Commissioner.

 

3.  To investigate, and prepare reports, as necessary, about:

·  Any actions and decisions of the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor for Fire in relation to the GLA’s fire duties and responsibilities, as set out in the Policing and Crime Act 2017; • Any actions and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1   Resolved:

 

That the following terms of reference for the Committee, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted:

 

1.  To review and make a report or recommendation to the Mayor on any draft document or revision given to the Assembly by the London Fire Commissioner which is prepared and published by the London Fire Commissioner in accordance with the Fire and Rescue National Framework and which:

 

(a)  Sets out the Commissioner’s priorities and objectives, for the period covered by the document, in connection with the discharge of the Commissioner’s functions, or

 

(b)  Contains a statement of the way in which the Commissioner has had regard, in the period covered by the document, to the Framework and to any document within paragraph (a) prepared by the Commissioner for that period.

 

2.   To keep under review the exercise of the functions of the London Fire Commissioner.

 

3.  To investigate, and prepare reports, as necessary, about:

 

·  Any actions and decisions of the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor for Fire in relation to the GLA’s fire duties and responsibilities, as set out in the Policing and Crime Act 2017;

·  Any actions and decisions of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegation, as agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019:

 

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-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.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the following standing delegation to the Chairman of the Committee be noted:

 

The London Assembly, at its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, agreed to delegate to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees a general authority to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or subcommittee, 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 92 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee held on 28 March 2019 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee meeting held on 28 March 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Jonathan Baker; [email protected]; 020 7084 2825

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

Additional documents:

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.

London Safety Plan pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Janette Roker; [email protected]; 020 7983 6562

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Agree the areas for consideration as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report.

 

(b)  Note the report as background to the question and answer session with the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience and the London Fire Commissioner on the London Safety Plan and notes the subsequent discussion.

 

(c)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any 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 to the following invited guests on the London Safety Plan;

 

·  Dany Cotton QFSM, London Fire Commissioner

·  Fiona Twycross AM, Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience.

 

8.2  The following officers from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) were also in attendance for this meeting:

 

·  Sue Budden, Director of Corporate Services, LFB;

·  Susan Ellison-Bunce, Assistant Director, Strategy and Risk, LFB; and

·  Richard Mills, Deputy Commissioner, Fire Safety LFB.

 

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

 

8.4  During the course of the discussion the Committee requested the following additional information from the London Fire Commissioner:

 

·  The timescales associated with the installation and operation of the hardware and software in the new Incident Command Units;

·  The number of care homes that have been issued with enforcement action or prosecution following inspections from the LFB;

·  Details about the health programme that tackles childhood obesity, including the intended outcomes;

·  To report back on the LFB review of strategic resources;

·  To provide information with regard to the Pre-Determined Attendance Policy of neighbouring Fire and Rescue Services;

·  Whether the LFB have observed occasions where residents are undertaking the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Reserves Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan for the London Fire Commissioner pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Jonathan Baker; [email protected]; 020 7084 2825

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Review the London Fire Commissioner’s Reserves Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan.

 

(b)  Make a report or recommendation(s) to the Mayor on the Reserves Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan, in accordance with Section 327I of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:


That the Reserves Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan for the London Fire Commissioner be noted, and that this form the recommendation to the Mayor of London, in accordance with Section 327(I) of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

10.

Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  Resolved:

 

That the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee work programme be noted.

11.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 18 July 2019 at 2.30pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

 

Minutes:

11.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for 18 July 2019 at 2.30pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

12.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

12.1  There was no other business that the Chair considered urgent.

13.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

13.1  The meeting closed at 3:40pm