Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 14 December

11 December 2015


Tuesday 15 December
Motorcycle Safety
Transport Committee – 9.30am London Fire Brigade (LFB) Southwark Training Centre

The Transport Committee is investigating why 2015 has seen an increase in the number of fatalities among motorcyclists in London. Join Committee Members and Transport for London (TfL) for an abbreviated motorcycle safety course from the Met, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service, followed by a short Met BikeSafe assessed ride.

9.30am-10.30am – BikeSafe presentation

  • Presentation and short video clips to highlight different types of accidents and collisions and how these happen

10.30am-11.30am – Biker Down presentation

  • Theory based ‘scene management’ presentation
  • Safer Riding interactive discussion
  • London Ambulance – First Aid activity

11:30am-approx. 12:00pm – BikeSafe on road ‘assessed ride’

  • Opportunity for motorcyclists present to try the Met’s BikeSafe ‘assessed ride’

Location: LFB Southwark Training Centre, 94 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0EG

Date and time: Tuesday 15 December, 9:30am until approx. 12:00pm

Closest tube station: Borough


Spokespeople attending:

  • Valerie Shawcross CBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Lilli Matson, Head of Strategy & Outcome Planning, TfL
  • David Osborne, Inspector, Road Safety, MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command
  • Sergeant Emma Poston, PC Laith Alqasar, PC Ian Hadcocks, PC Andy Bevis
  • Mark Hazelton, Group Manager for Fire Safety, LFB
  • David Scott, Head of Operations, Deliveroo
  • Motorcycle delivery rider, Deliveroo
  • Doug Wilson, Motorcycle commuter, Greater London Authority (GLA)

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228



Thursday 17 December
Preventing extremism in London
Police & Crime Committee

The Government’s controversial Prevent Strategy aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Now, more than ever, an effective strategy is needed to combat the very real threat that London faces from violent extremists. The Police & Crime Committee will publish its report, ‘Preventing extremism in London’, which assesses the implementation of the Government’s Prevent Strategy in the capital and makes recommendations to strengthen existing efforts to counteract extremism.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Tuesday 15 December
Internal Audit Reports & Expenses
Audit Panel – 3.30pm in Committee Room 5

The Panel will review internal audit reports and taxable benefits and expenses submitted by the Mayor, London Assembly Members and senior GLA staff.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 16 December
Mayor’s Question Time – 10:00am in the Chamber

Mayor Boris Johnson will face questions from Assembly Members.  Subjects include:

  • The London Ambulance Service
  • Advice for Londoners in the event of a Paris style attack
  • Pressure on small businesses
  • Knife crime in London

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 16 December
European Structural and Investment Funds
Budget Monitoring Sub Committee – 3:00pm in Committee Room 2

The Budget Monitoring Sub Committee will discuss European Structural and Investment Funds for London. The following guest will be questioned:

  • Alex Conway, European Programme Director, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769

Thursday 17 December
Q&A with the Met and MOPAC
Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Police & Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session with:

  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, MPS
  • Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

The Committee will question guests on the following topics:

  • Counterterrorism and the Committee’s report; ‘Preventing Extremism in London’, published on 17 December 2015.
  • Police funding
  • Body-worn cameras

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 17 December
Garden Bridge
GLA Oversight Committee – 2:00pm in the Chamber

Did the Mayor’s early support for the Garden Bridge influence its procurement outcome?

The GLA Oversight Committee wants answers to some difficult questions about the design contract.  The guests are:

  • Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London
  • Mike Brown, Commissioner, Transport for London (TfL)

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Notes to editors

For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  For out-of-hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.