Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 16 January

13 January 2017


Monday 16 January
Apprenticeships in London 
Economy Committee site visit – 4:00pm-5:00pm

The Economy Committee will visit representatives from Westminster Kingsway College to discuss how the college supports apprentices during and after their apprenticeship. The visit coincides with the publication of a report into how women and people from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background fare when it comes to apprenticeship success.


Location: Westminster Kingsway College, Victoria Centre
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Address: Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD
Nearest station: Victoria (Underground)
Apprentice case studies available upon request

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 19 January
Door to Door transport 
Transport Committee rapporteurship site visit – 3:00-4:00pm

Keith Prince AM will meet with members of the Wandsworth Mobility Forum and representatives of local disabled groups in Wandsworth, to discuss service user views on the idea of introducing personal budgets in door-to-door services such as Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard.


Location: Wandsworth Town Hall
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Address: Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Nearest station: East Putney Tube and Wandsworth Town Overground
Organisations attending: Wandsworth Community Transport and the Wandsworth Access Association

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Monday 16 January
Response to Mayor’s 2017/18 Consultation Budget  
Budget & Performance Committee

What are the issues of concern in the Mayor’s first budget? The Budget and Performance Committee publishes its response to the Mayor’s consultation budget, which informs the full Assembly’s debate and vote on the Mayor's proposals in February. The Assembly has the power to amend the total budget requirement for each functional body if a two-thirds majority agree to do so. The Mayor then publishes his Final Budget before the start of the financial year in April.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769

Tuesday 17 January
Notting Hill Carnival  
Police & Crime Committee

In recent years the UK’s largest celebration of Caribbean culture has been marred by reports of high crime. The Police and Crime Committee has gathered evidence from the Met Police, Carnival organisers, local councils, the event’s stewarding firm and the public to publish its report, which examines the issue of policing and safety at the Carnival and makes recommendations for the Mayor.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 19 January
Congestion in London  
Transport Committee

The Transport Committee has been investigating congestion in the capital for a number of months. This anticipated report makes recommendations for the short and long term to ease London’s clogged and crowded roads. A road user survey was also conducted to feed into the investigation.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Tuesday 17 January
Brexit and migration  
Economy Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Economy Committee will investigate the short and long-term effects of Brexit on migration and migration policy in London. The Committee will also look into the impact of possible changes to migration policy on the health and hospitality sectors in London. The guests are:

  • Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory, Oxford University
  • David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration, Policy Exchange
  • Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future
  • Danny Mortimer, Director of Employment Relations & Reward, NHS Employers
  • Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, The British Hospitality Association
  • Piotr Kubalka, Member of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Wednesday 18 January
Mayor’s Question Time 
10:00am in The Chamber

At the first Mayor’s Question Time of 2017, London Assembly Members will question Mayor Sadiq Khan on‎ the following topics and more:

  • Strike action
  • Devolution of adult education
  • The new Walking and Cycling Commissioner
  • Southern Rail

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 19 January
Green spaces and burst water main incidents 
Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

In the first section the Environment Committee will hold a second meeting as part of its investigation into the management of London’s green spaces. The guests are:

  • Peter Massini, Principal Policy & Programme Officer, Environment Team, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Tony Leach, Chief Executive Officer, Parks for London
  • Matt Frith, Conservation Director, London Wildlife Trust
  • Daniel Raven-Ellison, Campaign Leader, National Park City
  • Nadia Broccardo, Chief Executive Officer, Team London Bridge
  • Sam Parry, Parks Development Manager, Hackney Council
  • Councillor Feryal Demirci, Vice-Chair, London Councils Transport and Environment Committee

In the second section of the meeting the Committee will discuss the recent spate of burst water main incidents and their potential environmental impact. The guests are:

  • Richard Aylard, Director of External Affairs and Sustainability, Thames Water
  • Danny Leamon, Head of Water Networks, Thames Water
  • Councillor Feryal Demirci, Vice Chair, London Councils Transport and Environment Committee
  • Councillor Richard Greening, Chair of Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee, Islington Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 19 January
London 2012 legacy progress
Regeneration Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will receive an update from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on their legacy progress and will also hear from surrounding boroughs about collaboration with the LLDC. The guests are:

  • David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive, LLDC
  • Dr Paul Brickell, Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, LLDC
  • Mayor John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets
  • Councillor Clare Coghill, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets, Waltham Forest Council
  • Dr Debbie Humphry, Researcher and Photographer, Livingmaps Network, University of East London

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

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.