To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.
1.1 Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Steve O’Connell AM, Navin Shah AM, Valerie Shawcross CBE AM and Richard Tracey AM.
1.2 During the course of the meeting the Chairman welcomed to the public gallery guests from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the City of London Senior Group and the Dialogue Society, which had brought along Noah’s Pudding to share with the Assembly following the meeting as part of an annual celebration of the common heritage of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He additionally welcomed pupils from Charlton Manor Primary School, Greenwich.
1.3 The Chairman referred to the delegated authority granted to him by the Assembly at the 17 September 2014 Mayor’s Question Time meeting, to submit a joint response with the Mayor to the Government’s proposed expansion of permitted development rights. He explained that that delegated authority had not been exercised as it not been possible for a joint response to be agreed.