Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 12 December

09 December 2016


Friday 16 December
Pre-Budget Report
Budget & Performance Committee

The Mayor of London will shortly present his first Budget to the London Assembly.

  • How will he fund his key priorities and manifesto commitments?
  • What are the implications of cuts to government grants and the new business rates regime?
  • What does TfL’s new business plan mean for transport services and investment?
  • How will council tax bills be affected?

The Budget and Performance Committee Pre-Budget Report will explore the difficult decisions being faced by TfL, the Met and City Hall itself.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Tuesday 13 December
Impact of Brexit on London’s big businesses 
Economy Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Economy Committee will focus on the impact of an EU exit on London’s big businesses. The guests are:

  • Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business
  • Dr David Lutton, Director of Policy, London First
  • Simon Kleine, Lead, Tech London Advocates EU Group
  • Dr. Hilary Coles, Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations, Janssen R&D UK

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Tuesday 13 December
Internal audit reports
Audit Panel – 3:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Audit Panel will review internal and external audit reports and appoint external auditors.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 14 December
Mayor’s Question Time  

MQT – 10:00am in The Chamber

The final Mayor’s Question Time of 2016 features questions for Mayor Sadiq Khan on‎ the following topics and more:

  • Hornsey Arts Centre
  • Piccadilly Line Delays
  • Key worker homes
  • Neighbourhood Policing

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 14 December
LLDC and the London Stadium  

Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee – 2:30pm in Committee Room 4

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) was originally intended to be self-sufficient, both in revenue and capital terms, but looks a long way from achieving that goal.  Plus, the Mayor has launched a review into the cost of the London Stadium.

The Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee will discuss the latest increase to the stadium costs and the long term viability of the LLDC.  The guests are:

  • David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive, LLDC
  • Gerry Murphy, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services, LLDC

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Thursday 15 December
Q&A with MOPAC and the Met 

Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will question the Met Police and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime about the findings of the inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) into the Met’s child protection investigations.

The Committee will also begin it examination of the Mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan for 2017-2021 and crime on London’s roads.

The guests are:

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
  • Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
  • Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 15 December
Draft Committee Timetable 
GLA Oversight Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

The GLA Oversight Committee will discuss the draft Committee timetable for 2017-18 which proposes moving Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) and Plenary meetings of the Assembly to Thursday mornings rather than Wednesdays, to avoid the meetings generally clashing with Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 15 December
London Visa 
EU Exit Working Group – 2:30pm (or at the conclusion of the GLA Oversight Committee meeting) in Committee Room 5)

The EU Exit Working Group will hold its first public meeting to examine why London might need a regional visa and to highlight the opportunities and risks of having a localised immigration policy. The guests are:

  • Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Migration, PwC
  • Colin Stanbridge, CEO, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics
  • Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman, Migration Watch
  • Vaughan Jones, Head of Policy & Research, Migration Matters Trust

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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