Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 09/07

06 July 2018





Monday 9 July 2018

Deputy Chair of Transport for London    

Confirmation Hearings Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber 


The Confirmation Hearings Committeewill put questions to the Mayor’s proposed appointee, Heidi Alexander, to the office of Deputy Chair of Transport for London. The Committee will decide on its recommendation to the Mayor whether or not the nominee should be appointed. 


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067 


Tuesday 10 July 2018

London after Brexit  

Economy Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5 


The Economy Committeewill discuss the impact of Brexit on London, including what a good deal would look like and how London can prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The guests are:


· The Rt. Hon. the Lord Adonis 

· Roger Bootle, Chairman, Capital Economics

· Ben Gardiner, Director, Cambridge Econometrics 

· Dr Graham Gudgin,Economist, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 11 July 2018
Rail infrastructure   

Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber 

The Transport Committeewill discuss London’s rail needs and how these will be delivered by Network Rail and TfL. The guests are:

· Paul Plummer, Chief Executive, Rail Delivery Group

· Michèle Dix, Managing Director Crossrail 2, TfL

· Geoff Hobbs, Director of Public Service Transport Planning, TfL

· Rupert Walker, Strategy and Planning Director (South), Network Rail

· Mark Farrow, Director for London Rail, Network Rail

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067 


Wednesday 11 July 2018
Young Londoners Fund   

Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5


The Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee will examineuse of the Land Fund set up to allow the GLA to purchase land for development, thereby speeding up housebuilding in the capital and increasing the share of new affordable homes. The guests are:


  • Luke Webster, GLA Group Treasury & Chief Investment Officer 
  • Rickardo Hyatt, Senior Area Manager, Housing & Land, GLA.


Then members will examine thegrants allocated to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) through the Young Londoners Fund and how it has been used to achieve the aims of the London Knife Crime Strategy. The guests are:


  • Siobhan Peters, Chief Finance Officer, MOPAC
  • Lynne Abrams, Senior Programme Manager – North, GLA
  • Sarah Wilkins, Senior Education and Youth Manager, GLA


MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Wheeler on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 12 July 2018
Transport for London’s finances   

Budget and Performance Committee – 10am in The Chamber


The Budget and Performance Committee will probe TfL’s optimism about its plans to solve its financial problems. The guests are:


  • Richard Anderson, Director, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College;
  • Jonathan Roberts, Senior Writer, London Reconnections
  • Matt Bourn, Director of Communications, Advertising Association.
  • Tony Travers, Professor of Department for Government at LSE and Director of LSE London.


MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Wheeler on 020 7983 5769





Notes to editors

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