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Assembly summonses more Garden Bridge documents

15 May 2019

The London Assembly Oversight Committee today used its discretionary powers to issue a further summons notice requesting documents relating to the failed Garden Bridge.


The Assembly wants to see briefings and draft briefings, presentations, e-mail correspondence, including e-mail correspondence held by TfL to and from previous employees, copies of the risk register of the Garden Bridge Trust, press releases, statements and communications plans and
any correspondence with or from organisations with involvement in the Garden Bridge project.


The people these documents are requested from are:

  • Mike Brown, the Commissioner of TfL
  • Sadiq Khan, the Chair of the TfL Board
  • Heidi Alexander, the Deputy Mayor for Transport


The Committee is also requesting all written correspondence sent or received related to the Garden Bridge project from following current members of the TfL Board and panels and committees:

  • Sadiq Khan (Chair)
  • Heidi Alexander (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Mee Ling Ng OBE
  • Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE
  • Kay Carberry CBE
  • Mark Phillips
  • Prof Greg Clark CBE
  • Val Shawcross CBE
  • Bronwen Handyside
  • Dr Nina Skorupska CBE
  • Ron Kalifa OBE
  • Dr Lynn Sloman
  • Dr Alice Maynard CBE
  • Ben Story
  • Anne McMeel


The following former members of the TfL Board and panels and committees:

  • Boris Johnson MP
  • Peter Anderson
  • Sir John Armitt
  • Sir Brendan Barber
  • Richard Barnes
  • Charles Belcher
  • Roger Burnley
  • Brian Cooke
  • Baroness Grey-Thompson
  • Angela Knight
  • Michael Liebreich
  • Eva Lindholm
  • Daniel Moylan
  • Bob Oddy
  • Keith Williams
  • Steve Wright


The documents and files are to be provided no later than two weeks from the date of the summons notice.


Tom Copley AM, Chair of the Garden Bridge Working Group said:


“We expect full cooperation with our continued investigations into the failed Garden Bridge project and will use all of the powers at our disposal to get it.


“This project was an appalling waste of public money and we intend to get to the bottom of who is responsible.”

Notes to editors

  1. The summons supplementary agenda item document is attached.
  2. Tom Copley AM, Chair of the Garden Bridge Working Group, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. Find out more about the GLA Oversight Committee.
  4. 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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