Agenda and draft minutes
Economy Committee
Wednesday 3 April 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Clare Bryant, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4616; email:  [email protected]; minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chairman's Announcements

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

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from: Andrew Dismore AM, for whom Leonie Cooper AM substituted; Jennette Arnold OBE AM; and Caroline Russell AM for whom Sian Berry AM substituted.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 March 2019 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

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

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee be noted.

5.

Ethnicity Pay Gap in London pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Pauline Niesseron, [email protected]; 020 7983 4843

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the scope for the meeting, as agreed by the Chairman under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members

(b)  Note the report as background to the discussion with invited guests on the ethnicity pay gap in London and notes the subsequent discussion; and

(c)  Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree an output from the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on the ethnicity pay gap in London to the following invited guests:

·  Simon Woolley, Chair, Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group;

·  Andrew Fairbain, Chief Executive Officer, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity London;

·  Jennifer Crook, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, House of Commons;

·  Maxine Albert, Deputy Head of Diversity and Inclusion, House of Commons; and

·  Johanna Westhauser, Inclusion and Diversity Adviser, Business in the Community (BiTC).

 

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

5.3  During the course of the discussion, Members requested from the Inclusion and Diversity Adviser, BiTC details of whether the Mayor has consulted BiTC on the Good Work Standard.

 

5.4   Resolved:

 

(a)  That the scoping paper be noted.

 

(b)  That the report and discussion be noted.

 

(c)  That authority be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree an output from the meeting.

6.

Economy Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Pauline Niesseron, [email protected]; 020 7983 4843

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the topics covered during the 2018/19 Assembly year and the schedule of its provisional meetings of the Committee for 2019/20, subject to agreement of the calendar of meetings at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019; and

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chairman, in consultation with the Deputy Chair, to agree:

(i)  Any further outputs relating to the Committee’s investigations in the 2018/19 Assembly year; and

(ii)  Arrangements for any site visits, informal meetings or engagement activities before the Committee’s next formal meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the topics covered in the 2018/19 Assembly year and the schedule of provisional dates for the Committee for 2019/20, subject to agreement of the calendar of meetings at the London Assembly Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019 be noted; and

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree:

(i)  Any further outputs relating to the Committee’s investigations in the 2018/19 Assembly year; and

(ii)  Arrangements for any site visits, informal meetings or engagement activities before the Committee’s next formal meeting.

7.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 7 May 2019 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall, subject to confirmation at the London Assembly’s Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

Minutes:

7.1  The date of the next meeting of the Committee was scheduled as Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall, subject to confirmation at the London Assembly’s Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

8.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent pdf icon PDF 63 KB

That the Committee notes the documents received from London & Partners in response to the Economy Committee summons, attached to the report as Appendices 1 to 16.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  In accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) the Chairman agreed to accept an urgent item of business in order to note the receipt of summons documents from London and Partners.

 

Resolved:

 

That the documents received from London and Partners in response to the Economy Committee summons, attached to the report as Appendices 1 to 16 of the supplementary agenda, be noted.

9.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting ended at 12.04pm.