Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 13 June

10 June 2016


Wednesday 15 June
Pedestrianising Oxford Street
Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee will explore how the Mayor can fulfil his manifesto commitment to pedestrianise Oxford Street and identify the implications for pedestrians, road users and retailers.  The guests are:

  • Alex Williams, Managing Director Planning, Transport for London
  • Ruth Thompson, Deputy Chair, London TravelWatch
  • Cllr Heather Acton, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Parking, Westminster City Council
  • Richard Massett, Chair, Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA)
  • Tom Platt, Head of Policy, Living Streets
  • Sir Peter Rogers, Chairman, New West End Company

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 15 June
HIV prevention in London
Health Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber

The Health Committee will discuss the current landscape of HIV in London and review HIV prevention services and strategies. The meeting will also discuss late diagnosis, awareness and stigma and future challenges. The guests are:

  • Julie Billett, Public Health Lead on HIV Prevention, The Association of Directors of Public Health (UK)
  • Ian Green, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Monty Moncrieff, Chief Executive, London Friend
  • Parminder Sekhon, Executive Director of Programmes, NAZ Foundation

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Thursday 16 June
Environmental challenges and priorities facing London
Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

During the first meeting of the new Environment Committee, Members will hear from a range of experts about the environmental issues facing the capital and the key challenges London’s new Mayor will need to address. Guests include:

  • Syed Ahmed, Director, Energy for London
  • Richard Aylard CVO, Sustainability and External Affairs Director, Thames Water
  • Denise Beedell, Development Manager Greater London, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Dr Sean Beevers, Senior Lecturer in air pollution modelling, King’s College London
  • Samantha Heath, Chief Executive, London Sustainability Exchange
  • Richard Howard, Head of Environment and Energy, Policy Exchange
  • Michael Jacobs, Associate Director Energy, Transport and Climate, Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Mark Jenkinson, London City Director, Siemens
  • Simon Moody, London Area Manager, Environment Agency

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 16 June
Election investigations
Election Review Panel – 10:00am in
Committee Room 5

The Election Review Panel will ask questions about the events that led to the potential disenfranchisement of some voters in polling stations in Barnet on 5th May 2016.

The Panel will also investigate the events at City Hall which led to a delay in the declaration of results.  The guests are:

London Borough of Barnet

  • John Hooton, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive
  • Stephen Evans, Interim Chief Operating Officer
  • Davina Fiore, Director of Assurance

City Hall

  • Jeff Jacobs, Greater London Returning Officer
  • Steve Gowers, Chief Executive Officer, DRS Data Services (IntElect)
  • Sian Roberts, Chief Executive, ERS Group (IntElect)
  • David Esling, Head of Audit and Assurance - Risk Management (MOPAC)
  • Steve Snaith, Head of Technology Risk Assurance, RSM UK

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.