London Assembly MQT, May 2016

Coming up next week at the London Assembly

08 July 2016


Tuesday 12 July

The role of culture in regeneration projects
Regeneration Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will discuss the challenges facing arts organisations in London, the pros and cons of combining the arts and creativity with regeneration projects and what the Mayor can do to ensure London’s cultural offer continues to thrive and grow. The meeting will look at two case studies of culture-led regeneration in Barking & Dagenham and Croydon.

The following guests will be questioned:

  • Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, GLA
  • Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director - Regeneration, GLA
  • Miriam Nelkan, Programme Director, Creative People and Places Programme, Creative Barking and Dagenham
  • Stephen Tate, Director of District Centres & Regeneration, LB Croydon

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Tuesday 12 July

Funding CCTV across London
Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee – 3:30pm in Committee Room 5

Westminster Council will be withdrawing funding for its CCTV camera system in September and other councils might choose to follow.  The Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee will analyse what cuts to CCTV will mean for safety and security in London. The guests are:

  • Helen Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Lynda McMullan, Director of Commercial & Finance, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Ian Percival, Director of Corporate Finance, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Commander Jeff Boothe, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Alan Gardner, Chair, London CCTV Managers Group

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769


Wednesday 13 July

Q&A with the Deputy Mayor for Transport
Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Transport Committee will question its former Chair, and new Deputy Mayor for Transport, Valerie Shawcross CBE, about future transport plans for the capital and how she is going to ensure the Mayor delivers the transport promises set out in his election manifesto. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Organisational change at Transport for London (TfL)
  • Reducing congestion on London’s roads
  • Oxford Street pedestrianisation
  • Taxi and private hire services
  • Promoting cycling and walking
  • Devolution of rail services

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 13 July

Air pollution
Environment Committee – 2:00pm in the Chamber

The Environment Committee will examine the Mayor’s recent proposals to tackle air pollution. Topics to be discussed include: the ‘T-Charge’, proposals for the ULEZ, the Supreme Court challenge to the UK Air Quality Plan and Brexit issues.  The guests are:

  • Elliot Treharne, Air Quality Manager, GLA
  • Alex Williams, Acting Managing Director of Planning, TfL
  • Andrea Lee, Healthy Air London co-ordinator, ClientEarth
  • Councillor Julian Bell, Chair, Transport and Environment Committee, London Councils
  • Simon Birkett, Founder and Director, Clean Air in London
  • Clare Cox, Director of Communications, British Lung Foundation

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 14 July

Serious youth violence
Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Police & Crime Committee will investigate the reasons for the increase in serious youth violence in the capital and explore the ways in which the Met and other partners are working to prevent it. The guests are:

  • Commander Duncan Ball, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Betty McDonald, Head of the tri-borough youth offending service
  • Graham Robb, Youth Justice and Education consultant
  • John Poyton, Chief Executive, Redthread

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 14 July

TfL Finances and the Mayor’s Budget Guidance
Budget and Performance Committee – 2:00pm in the Chamber

The Budget and Performance Committee will continue its investigation into the financial pressures facing Transport for London.  The guests are:

  • Nicole Badstuber, Transport Researcher, LSE Cities
  • Jonathan Roberts, Writer, London Reconnections
  • Stephen Locke, Chair, London Travelwatch

The Committee will also examine the recently issued Mayor’s Budget Guidance, which sets out the process the Mayor will take to allocate funding to the GLA and its functional bodies in 2017-18.  The invited guests are:

  • David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director – Resources, GLA
  • David Gallie, Assistant Director – Group Finance, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769

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.