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Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 14/03

11 March 2016


Monday 14 March

Bombardier signalling contract

Budget and Performance Committee

  • TfL spent £85m to get out of a failed signalling contract
  • It now has almost £900 million less to spend on transport improvements
  • Tube upgrade programme is five years behind schedule

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee releases the report “Transport for London’s Signal Failure”– which examines the circumstances behind the appointment of Bombardier Transport to upgrade signalling on the District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769


Tuesday 15 March

Policing the Night-Time Economy

Police & Crime Committee

London is well on its way to becoming a truly 24-hour city. The Mayor recently proposed appointing a ‘Night Mayor’ committed to growing the capital’s Night-Time Economy (NTE). This report by the Police & Crime Committee assesses the costs and challenges associated with policing the NTE.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


The GLA Oversight Committee will also publish a report on its investigation into the design procurement process for the Garden Bridge.

The Transport Committee will also publish a report into travelling in London with a sensory impairment.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228



Tuesday 15 March

Food poverty and malnutrition in older people

Economy Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 4

The Economy Committee will discuss food poverty and malnutrition in the older people. With the decline of Meals on Wheels services, what steps can the next Mayor of London take to reduce the number of older people living in food poverty? The following guests will be questioned:

  • Kathleen Egan, Programmes Manager, Age UK, London
  • Rosie Boycott, Chair, London Food Board
  • Sarah Wren, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
  • Hannah Laurison, Sustainable Food Cities Network Coordinator, Sustain
  • Vivien Rose, Service Manager – Day Opportunities & Community Meals, LB of Redbridge

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Tuesday 15 March

Audit Panel – 3:30pm in Committee Room 4

The Panel will review internal audit reports and taxable benefits and expenses submitted by the Mayor, London Assembly Members and senior GLA staff.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 16 March

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

Mayor Boris Johnson MP, will appear before the London Assembly for the final time before his Mayoral term ends.  Assembly Members will ask him questions about:

  • Knife crime and whether enough has been done to tackle it
  • The protections afforded by European Union Directives
  • Business preparedness for cyber crime or a cyber-attack
  • London’s housing situation and the Mayor’s legacy on housing

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 15 March

Financial report review

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

The Budget Monitoring Sub Committee will hold its final meeting of the term with guests from the GLA.  It will examine the GLA’s finances, including key financial risks which the next Mayor should be aware of, progress against key performance indicators, and preparations for the new Mayor.

The guests are:

  • Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service & Executive Director, Communities & Intelligence, GLA
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director, Resources, GLA
  • Tom Middleton, Head of Governance and Resilience, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 17 March

Final Q&A with the Met & MOPAC

Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

This is the last public Q&A session of the current Mayoralty, during which the Police and Crime Committee will review the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC) as set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2013-16. The Committee will assess which policing and crime targets have – and which haven’t – been met.  

The Committee will question:

  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, (MPS)
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, (MPS)
  • Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, (MOPAC)

The Committee will also question guests on the following topics:

  • The flat lining crime rate
  • The Met’s effectiveness in solving crimes
  • Public confidence in the Met

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Monday 21 March

Pre-election period begins

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.