Assembly releases L&P documents

03 April 2019

As part of ongoing efforts to improve transparency at London & Partners, the London Assembly Economy Committee today published more than 8,000 pages of summonsed documents [1].

In October, the Committee called for a range of papers including those setting out how claims in the L&P Annual Report 2016/17 were reached. In the Annual Report, L&P stated it had added £340 million to London’s economy and supported or created 10,112 jobs yet those claims remain hard to verify.

Susan Hall AM, Chairman of the Economy Committee, said:

“Today we released more than 8,000 pages of documents that represent the work of London & Partners. Despite the mountain of paperwork, frankly, we are no closer understanding how L&P works out its value to the London economy.

“We will continue to press for clarity. This deluge of documents shows there is a long way to go before L&P fully appreciates that a body, funded by London taxpayers, cannot use obscurity to cloak itself from scrutiny.”

Notes to editors

There are 8,443 pages of L&P documents published with the papers for today’s London Assembly Economy Committee meeting. These comprise a large tranche but not all of the documents received from L&P in response to the Economy Committee’s summons notice.

  1. The documents have been released online here. (NB: May take time to load.)
  2. Find out the background to the original summons.
  3. See the summons being read on our YouTube channel.
  4. Susan Hall AM, Chairman of the Economy Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  5. Find out more about the work of the Economy Committee.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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