Agenda and minutes
Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee
Thursday 18 July 2019 2.30 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

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

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Gareth Bacon AM, for whom Tony Arbour AM substituted, and David Kurten AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 85 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.

Standing Delegation

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

 

That authority be delegated 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

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Budget and Performance Committee held on 5 January and 10 January 2012 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

  That the minutes of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee meeting held on 23 May 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 93 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:

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.

Tall Buildings and Fire Safety pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the action taken under delegated authority by the Chair, in consultation with Group party Leads, to agree the areas for consideration as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report;

 

(b)  Note the report as background to the discussion on tall buildings and fire safety with invited guests and notes the subsequent discussion; and

 

(c)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any 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 to invited guests on tall buildings and fire safety.

 

6.2  The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting: 

·  Martin Boyd, Chair, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership;

·  Martin Conlon, Chair, Building Control Professional Group – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors;

·  Nick Coombe, Strategic Technical Adviser, London Fire Brigade (LFB);

·  Dan Daly, Assistant Commissioner, LFB;

·  Pat Hayes, Managing Director, BeFirst Regeneration;

·  Charlie Pugsley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner – Fire Safety Specialist Teams, LFB; and

·  Pat Turnbull, Regional Delegate, London Tenants Federation.

 

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

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion, the Regional Delegate, London Tenants Federation, undertook to report back from the London Tenants Federation’s meeting on the Government consultation on reforms of regulation to high-rise residential dwellings.

 

6.5  At the conclusion of the discussion, the Chair thanked the guests for their attendance and contributions to the meeting.

 

6.6  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the action taken under delegated authority by the Chair, in consultation with Group party Leads, to agree areas for consideration as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report, be noted;

 

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

7.

Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee work programme.

 

(b)  Agree, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation ofauthority in respect of the Committee’s powers and functions (apart from those thatcannot under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 be delegated) to the Chair, in consultation with the Deputy Chair and party Group Lead Members, from the close of this meeting until the Committee’s next formal meeting on 26 September 2019.

 

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee work programme be noted; and

 

(b)  That, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority in respect of the Committee’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 be delegated) to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, from the close of this meeting until the Committee’s next formal meeting on 26 September 2019, be agreed.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 26September 2019 at 2.00pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

 

Minutes:

8.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for 26 September 2019 at 2:00pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

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

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting closed at 4:34pm.