The 25 Assembly Members

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 19/02

16 February 2018



Tuesday 20 February

Brexit Directive IV – Healthcare

Health Committee

In its fourth Brexit Directive letter to the Mayor, the Health Committee urges him to discuss the rights of EU healthcare workers and the nursing bursary, with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228





Monday 19 February

 Cycling Infrastructure 

Transport Committee – 3:00pm in the Chamber


A special briefing session with BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine to discuss public attitudes to cycling based on his experience as a cyclist in London. Jeremy is a relatively recent convert to cycling.  The committee will also question his Editor, Phil Jones, who has been cycling in London for over 30 years, to discuss changes to infrastructure over that time.


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Tuesday 20 February

 Draft Economic Development Strategy 

Economy Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5


The Mayor published his draft Economic Development Strategy for public consultation on 13 December 2017. The Strategy sets out to help sustain London’s position as the world’s greatest city for business, and to ensure that the proceeds of economic prosperity are more fairly distributed. Guests will take questions on the Strategy from Assembly Members:


  • Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
  • Sarah Haywood, Chief Executive Officer, MedCity
  • Barry Mortimer, London Director, Federation of Master Builders
  • Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Pamela Dow, Chief Reform Officer, Catch 22


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4603



Wednesday 21 February

 Water issues 

Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber


The Environment Committee will discuss water management in the capital, including blockages in the sewer system caused by non-flushable products and ‘fatbergs’, balancing London’s future water supply and demand, the condition of London’s trunk water mains and the incidence of bursts causing flooding. The guests are:


  • Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director, Thames Water
  • Daniel Bicknell, Greater London Authority Environment Team
  • Natalie Fee, Director, City to Sea
  • Tracy Stewart, Director General, Absorbent Hygiene Product Manufacturers Association
  • Sean Kerrigan, Communications & Media Relations Executive, EDANA
  • Edward Palin, Grease Contractors’ Association
  • Karen Gibbs, Senior Policy Manager, Consumer Council for Water
  • Paul Matthews, Transport for London 
  • Timothy Mcmahon, Head of Water Networks, Thames Water        


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 21 February

 Q & A with the Met and MOPAC  

Police and Crime Committee – 2:00pm in the Chamber


The Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig Mackey QPM and Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime will answer questions on the following topics:


  • Changes to frontline policing – Basic Command Units
  • Knife crime
  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • Review of Met disclosures
  • Violence against women and girls


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067



Thursday 22 February

 Mayor’s Question Time  

10:00am in The Chamber


The Mayor of London will present his Final Draft Budget, focusing on the changes to the Budget proposals since they were last presented to the Assembly on January 25th.

Assembly Members will then question the Mayor.  At the conclusion of the question and answer session, the Assembly will consider any amendments to the Final Draft Budget submitted and vote to approve the Final Draft Consolidated Budget for 2018-19, with or without amendment.


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.