London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority membership

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12:00pm

Motion detail

This Assembly notes the Mayor’s desire to change decision-making at the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) and, in doing so, to reduce the number of elected members LFEPA by four, replacing them with his appointees.

This Assembly believes the Mayor’s proposal jeopardises the democratic integrity of the LFEPA and that it should be elected members accountable to Londoners who make transparent decisions in the interest of everybody in the capital.

Given the threat that the Mayor’s proposals present to democratic decision-making at the LFEPA, and the potential impact this could have on the safety of Londoners, this Assembly calls on the Mayor to withdraw the plans with immediate effect and to work with the Assembly to develop proposals that would provide strong leadership, accountability and democratic representation to improve the provision of the fire and rescue service to Londoners.