Agenda item

London Safety Plan

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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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.

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 waking watches, rather than paying for the interim measures;

·  Clarification on the type of testing being conducted on non-Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding by the government; and

·  To provide further information on when it is likely that the taskforce for supervising the removal of dangerous cladding will be set up.

 

8.5  During the course of the discussion the Committee requested the following additional information from the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience;

 

·  To provide further information on the fund for replacing ACM cladding on privately owned buildings and whether the Greater London Authority will be undertaking promotion of the fund.

 

 

8.6  Resolved:

 

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

 

(b)  That 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 subsequent discussion be noted.

 

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

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