Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 13th May

10 May 2019



Monday 13 May 2019

Temporary Accommodation Report

Housing Committee


The Housing Committee publishes the report ‘Living in Limbo: London’s temporary accommodation crisis’. It investigates the rise in demand for temporary accommodation, the reasons why, the impacts and the solutions Londoners need.





Monday 13 May 2019

TfL and the Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge Working Group – 10.00am in Committee Room 5


The Garden Bridge Working Group will discuss matters arising from the publication of the minutes of the Garden Bridge Trust and other materials.  The guests are:


  • Mike Brown, TfL Commissioner
  • Andy Brown, Head of Corporate Services, TfL
  • Alex Williams, Director of City Planning, TfL


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228



Tuesday 14 May 2019

Q&A with the Met and MOPAC

Police and Crime Committee – 10.00am in The Chamber


The Police & Crime Committee hold a question and answer session with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime


Topics to be discussed include:


  • The Met’s investigation into Vote Leave/Leave.EU/BeLeave
  • Policing of Extinction Rebellion and forthcoming London protests
  • The Macpherson report 20 years on
  • Child protection
  • Hate crime


The guests are:


  • Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC
  • Helen Ball QPM, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
  • Bob Posner, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission (first item only)
  • Louise Edwards, Head of Regulation, Electoral Commission (first item only)


MEDIA CONTACT: Giles Broadbent on 020 7983 4067



Wednesday 15 May 2019

London Plan: Examination in Public

London Assembly – 9.30am in The Chamber


The London Assembly will make representations to the inquiry into the Mayor’s London Plan on town centres and retailing.


MEDIA CONTACT: Giles Broadbent on 020 7983 4067




Wednesday 15 May 2019

Tram and bus safety

Transport Committee – 10.00am in Committee Room 5


The Transport Committee will be investigating bus and tram safety in London.


The first part of the meeting will focus on tram safety, and the additional safety measures TfL has introduced following the Croydon tram derailment in 2016.  The guests are:


  • Jill Collis, Director of Health Safety and Environment, TfL
  • Jonathan Fox, Director of Rail and Sponsored Services, TfL
  • Finn Brennan, District Organiser, ASLEF
  • Representative from First Group


The second part of the meeting will focus on bus safety and will examine the progress TfL has made since the committee’s 2017 report ‘Driven to distraction – tackling safety on London’s buses’.  The guests are:


  • Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations, TfL
  • Stuart Reid, Interim Director of Vision Zero, TfL
  • Tony Wilson, Managing Director, Abellio
  • Sinisa Cica, Unite
  • Tom Kearney, Founder, #LondonBusWatch, Transparency and Corporate Governance Campaign


MEDIA CONTACT: Funmi Olutoye on 0207 084 2713




Wednesday 15 May 2019

GLA Business

GLA Oversight Committee – 2pm in Committee Room 5


The Committee will discuss various items of GLA business.


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 0207 983 4228



Thursday 16 May 2019

Mayor’s Question Time

10am in The Chamber


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan will face questions from the London Assembly during MQT at City Hall. Topics will include:



MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 0207 983 4228



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.

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