London Assembly MQT, May 2016

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 17/10

14 October 2016


Monday 17 October
Planning and delivering London’s infrastructure 
Planning Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The previous Mayor made a commitment to ensure London’s long term infrastructure needs are met with the London Infrastructure Plan 2050. What has happened to this plan? Will Sadiq Khan provide a co-ordinated approach, which ensures London has the right infrastructure for continued success? The London Assembly Planning Committee will question:

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
  • Jason Prior, former Chief Executive of Building and Places, AECOM
  • Robert Hunt, Chief Corporate Officer and External Affairs Director, Veolia
  • Graham King, Head of Strategic Transport. Planning and Public Realm, City of Westminster
  • Jeremy Skinner, Senior Manager - Growth & Enterprise, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Bob Collington, Managing Director, Wholesale Water, Thames Water

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Tuesday 18 October
Met money saving strategies plus CCTV funding 
Budget and Performance Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Met developed three strategies to save money: the 2020 Commercial Strategy, the 2013-2016 Estates Strategy and the 2014-2017 Digital Policing Strategy.

The Budget and Performance Committee will examine these money saving strategies for progress and impact on operational performance.  The Committee will hear from:

  • Rebecca Lawrence, Acting Chief Executive, MOPAC
  • Lynda McMullan, Director of Commercial & Finance, MPS
  • Angus McCallum, Director of Information, MPS
  • Matthew Punshon, Director of Property Services, MPS
  • Simon Wilson, Commercial Manager, MPS

The Committee will also consider funding for CCTV in London and examine why Westminster Council deprioritised CCTV funding. The following guests will be questioned:

  • Councillor Nickie Aiken, Westminster City Council, Cabinet Lead for Public Protection
  • Rebecca Lawrence, MOPAC Acting Chief Executive
  • Lynda McMullan, MPS Director of Finance

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Tuesday 18 October
Audit Panel – 3:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Audit Panel will examine internal and external audit reports, corporate risk and gifts and hospitality registers, plus expenses and taxable benefits of GLA staff.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 19 October
Mayor’s Question Time - 10:00am in the Chamber

The London Assembly will question Mayor Sadiq Khan on the following topics and more:

  • Selective Education comparisons
  • A Post-Brexit work permit system for London
  • Housing policies for the capital’s private renters
  • A mayoral arts scholarship scheme for disadvantaged young people

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 19 October
TfL’s role in promoting health in London 
Health Committee – 2:30pm in Committee Room 4

The Health Committee will discuss Transport for London’s (TfL) role in promoting health in London and how Mayor Sadiq Khan can use TfL to improve the health of Londoners. It will assess TfL’s progress to date in incorporating health considerations into its work. How can TfL encourage people to choose healthier travel options like walking and cycling? The guests are:

  • Dr Lucy Saunders, Consultant in Public Health, Greater London Authority (GLA) and TfL
  • Ben Plowden, Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, TfL
  • Dr Jennifer Mindell, Reader in Public Health, University College London and Chair, Faculty of Public Health's Health Improvement Committee
  • John Dales, Director, Urban Movement

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 20 October
Q & A with MOPAC and the Met
Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will explore issues including:  Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s successor, knife crime, Operation Midland and the Henriques review, changes to local policing - firearms officers, London’s Online Hate Crime Hub and human trafficking.

The following guests will be questioned:

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 20 October
The Mayor’s equalities framework 
GLA Oversight Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber

On 9 September, the Mayor announced Matthew Ryder QC as the new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement.

This meeting is the first opportunity for the GLA Oversight Committee to discuss the Mayor’s vision for equality, diversity and social cohesion in London.  The guests are:

  • Matthew Ryder QC, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement
  • Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director of Health & Communities, Greater London Authority
  • Sarah Mulley, Diversity and Social Policy Manager, Greater London Authority

The Committee will also explore how TfL and LFEPA’s new strategies deliver on their goals for equality and diversity with:

  • Susan Ellison-Bunce, Head of Strategy and Performance, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
  • Rachel Kerry, Head of Human Resources, Transport for London
  • Christina Calderato, Policy Manager, Strategy and Planning, Transport for London

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.

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