Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 29 February

26 February 2016


Thursday 3 March
Rent stabilisation
Housing Committee

London’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) has grown significantly over recent years.  The Housing Committee report, ‘At Home with Renting: Improving Security for London’s Private Renters’, makes a number of recommendations on how the next Mayor can approach the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769

Thursday 3 March
Motorcycle safety
Transport Committee

Around 17 per cent of those injured on London’s roads – and 24 per cent of serious casualties – are motorcyclists, despite this mode accounting for one percent of journeys made in London. The Transport Committee report into motorcycle safety, ‘Easy Rider: Improving Motorcycle Safety on London Roads’ looks at issues including: access to bus lanes, Cycle Superhighways, safety awareness of young riders, new technology for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and more.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Friday 4 March
Challenges in childcare
Economy Committee

Childcare in London remains more expensive than in any other part of the country. The shortage of affordable, flexible childcare is a key reason for low parental employment in London, particularly among women. The Economy Committee writes to the Mayor of London about childcare provision in London, following the extension of the Government’s free childcare commitment and makes a number of recommendations to improve access for parents.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067



Thursday 3 March
People’s Question Time (PQT)
Fairfield Halls, Croydon, CR9 1DG - 7:00pm-9:00pm

The London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, Steve O’Connell AM will Chair PQT in Croydon. Topics for discussion with the London Assembly and the Mayor will include:

  • Growing London’s economy
  • Housing
  • Transport and environment
  • Policing and community safety

Media are invited to attend. Members of the public can register for free tickets here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Tuesday 1 March
Public consultation and impact on regeneration projects
Regeneration Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will discuss the role public consultation plays on major regeneration projects, the challenges of consulting on Brent Cross Cricklewood and the contribution that consultation makes to social infrastructure.

The guests are:

  • Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director for Regeneration, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Pat Turnball, Chair, London Tenant’s Federation on behalf of Just Space
  • Ciron Edwards, Associate Director, Soundings
  • Cath Shaw, Lead Commissioner: Enterprise & Regeneration, London Borough of Barnet
  • Pauline McKinnell, Secretary, Cricklewood Community Forum

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Wednesday 2 March
London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
Plenary – 10:00am in the Chamber

The policies and work of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) will be questioned by London Assembly Members.

The guests are:

  • David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive, LLDC
  • David Edmonds CBE, Chairman, LLDC

The following topics will be discussed:

  • LLDC value for money
  • Outstanding and future challenges
  • Lessons to be learnt for the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
  • Transforming east London for housing and cycling

Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 2 March
Access to maternity services
Health Committee – 2:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Health Committee will discuss maternity services in London and will examine factors that prevent particular women or groups of women from accessing maternity care. The meeting will also focus on barriers to accessing antenatal services, including mental health services. The guests are:

  • Gerald Chan, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Dr Daghni Rajasingam, London Representative, RCOG Council
  • Dr Alain Gregoire, Chair, Maternal Mental Health Alliance
  • Dr Clare Shortall, Family Clinic Lead, Doctors of the World UK
  • Professor James Walker, National Professional Advisor (Maternity) Care Quality Commission
  • Professor Donald Peebles, Co-Clinical Director, NHS England London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network
  • Janet Fyle MBE, Professional Policy Advisor, Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
  • Sean O’Sullivan, Head of Health and Social Policy, RCM

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Thursday 3 March
Victims and vulnerability
Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will discuss victims and vulnerability.  The meeting will be divided into three parts and will follow up the work of the Committee on rape case handling, child sexual exploitation and mental health.

Guests include:

  • Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor, London
  • Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
  • Mike Cooke, Chair, London Safeguarding Children Board
  • Commander Christine Jones, MPS
  • Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive, Central and North West London NHS Trust
  • Samantha Cunningham, Head of Service Integrated Offender Management, Programmes and Neighbourhoods, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

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.