Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 18 January 2016

15 January 2016


Monday 18 January
Mayor’s Draft Budget response
Budget & Performance Committee

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee response to the Mayor’s consultation on his draft Budget sets out the views of the Assembly on the Mayor’s proposals for transport, housing and policing.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769.



Tuesday 19 January
New thinking on affordable homes for rent
Housing Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5

How can we continue to build homes for rent that most Londoners can afford?  The Housing Committee will hear about innovative ideas from investors, developers and their partners.

  • Barbara Brownlee, Director of Housing and Regeneration, City of Westminster
  • Shamez Alibhai, Partner, Cheyne Capital
  • Jonathan Gooding, CEO, Dolphin Living
  • Paul Hardisty, CEO, QSH
  • Gareth Crawford, Head of Development- London and the South, Home Group
  • Simon Tanner, Y:Cube Development, YMCA London South West
  • Denise Brown, Chair, William Street Quarter Tenant and Resident Association

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769

Wednesday 20 January
Mayor’s Question Time - 10:00am in the Chamber

Boris Johnson appears before the London Assembly three more times before his Mayoral term ends.  Assembly Members will ask him questions about:

  • Directly commissioning new homes on public land in Old Oak Common
  • Ensuring a one-for-one replacement of homes lost through Right to Buy in London
  • Reducing nitrogen dioxide emissions in London
  • Changes in the child poverty rate in London

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 21 January
Extending childcare provision in London
Economy Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Economy Committee will explore the impact of the government’s extension of free childcare entitlement and how it will be delivered in London. The following guests will be questioned:

  • Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture
  • Jill Rutter, Head of Policy, Family and Childcare Trust
  • Claire Schofield, Director of Membership, Policy and Communications, National Day Nurseries Association
  • Shannon Hawthorn, Press and Public Affairs Director, Pre-School Learning Alliance
  • Penny Kenway, Head of Early Years and Childcare, Children's Services, LB Islington
  • Pauline Hoare, Lead Officer, Early Years, LB Tower Hamlets

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 21 January
The Mayor’s Annual Equality Report
Oversight Committee – 2pm in Committee Room 5

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has a duty to promote equality of opportunity. The Mayor’s Annual Equality Report sets out the progress the GLA has made in 2014/15.  The guests are:

  • Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture
  • Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director – Health and Communities, GLA

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.