Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 7 November

04 November 2016


Friday 11 November
GLA Annual Service of Remembrance 

The Chamber, City Hall – 10:40-11:40am

The Annual Service of Remembrance commemorates the members and officers of London Government organisations, who died on active service in the two World Wars and other conflicts. The Sub-Dean of Southwark Cathedral, The Revd Canon Michael Rawson will lead the Service, with the Address given by the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres. The London Assembly and the Mayor of London will be joined by senior representatives of London organisations, including the Metropolitan Police Service, Transport for London and the London Fire Brigade, as well as members of the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces and Reserves.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Monday 7 November
Notting Hill Carnival  

Police and Crime Committee – 09:30am in The Chamber

Would crime and safety improve if Carnival were ticketed? The Police and Crime Committee will hold the last of its public meetings into security and policing at Notting Hill Carnival. The Committee will hear from the following guests:

  • Commander BJ Harrington, Metropolitan Police
  • Chief Superintendent Jane Connors, Metropolitan Police
  • Pepe Francis MBE, London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd
  • Robin Merrett, Head of Operational Oversight, MOPAC
  • Cllr Nicholas Paget-Brown, Leader of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Sara Sutton, Director of Public Protection and Licensing, Westminster City Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Tuesday 8 November
Brexit and London’s labour market 
Economy Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Economy Committee will investigate the impact of Brexit on workers’ rights and the development of a flexible, fair and inclusive London labour market. What steps can the Mayor take to support London’s workers following Brexit?  The guests are:

  • Megan Dobney, Regional Secretary, Southern and Eastern Regional Council of the Trades Union Congress
  • Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Advisor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Clare Ludlow, Director of Innovation, Timewise Foundation
  • Conor D’Arcy, Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Wednesday 9 November
London Underground 
Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

There’s been a lot of activity for London Underground recently.  The Night Tube is up and running, ticket offices have been closed and large capital projects are underway. The Transport Committee meets to review progress on the tube. The guests are:

  • Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground
  • Mark Evers, Director of Customer Strategy, London Underground
  • Steve Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer, London Underground
  • John Stewart, Deputy Chair and Chair of the Policy Committee, London TravelWatch

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 10 November
Domestic Energy & environmental implications of a third Heathrow runway 

Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

In London 348,000 households - or 11 per cent - are in fuel poverty. Targets to reduce carbon emissions from people’s homes are currently not being met. The Environment Committee will hold its first public meeting to investigate what can be done to reduce fuel poverty and domestic carbon emissions. The guests are:

  • Afsheen Kabir Rasheed, Chief Operating Officer, Repowering London
  • Alex Hartley, Director, South East London Community Energy
  • Bevan Jones, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes
  • Claire Maugham, Director of Policy & Communications, Smart Energy GB
  • Peter Smith, Director of Policy & Research, National Energy Action
  • Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive, Energy Saving Trust 
  • Sophie Neuburg, London Campaigns Lead, Friends of the Earth

The Committee will also hear about the potential environmental implications of the Government’s third runway policy.  The guest is:

  • Simon Birkett, Clean Air in London

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

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.