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Homes, emissions & child poverty questions for outgoing Mayor in #MQT

19 January 2016

This meeting took place on 20 January 2016. Read the transcript here.

The London Assembly questions the Mayor, in public, ten times a year at Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) meetings, as part of its role of holding him to account[1].

Boris Johnson, will appear before the London Assembly[2] three more times before his Mayoral term ends.  Tomorrow Assembly Members will ask him questions about:


  • Directly commissioning new homes on public land in Old Oak Common
  • Ensuring a one-for-one replacement of homes lost through Right to Buy
  • Reducing nitrogen dioxide emissions in London
  • Changes in the child poverty rate in the capital


The role of the Assembly is to act as a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 20 January from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

Notes to editors

Notes for Editors:

  1. Questions put to the Mayor by the Assembly Members cover the full range of his responsibilities including policing, the fire service, regeneration and transport. Questions from Assembly Members that are not answered at the meeting are given written answers which are published on the GLA’s website within a week of the meeting.
  2. The London Assembly is part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Assembly Members are elected every four years, at the same time as the Mayor. There are 25 London Assembly Members - twelve Labour, nine GLA Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats and two Green Party members.
  3. Full agenda papers including a list of priority questions.

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