Coming up next week at the London Assembly - 15/05/2015

15 May 2015


Tuesday 19 May

Preventing Extremism

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

The Police and Crime Committee will launch its investigation into the Prevent Strategy, part of the Government’s wider counter-terrorism programme, examining how it has evolved since its inception, how it is delivered across London and its future.

The Committee will hear evidence from the following experts:

Professor Martin Innes, Cardiff University

Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence

Martin Esom, Chief Executive, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Diane Egan, Community Safety Team Leader, London Borough of Havering

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Wednesday 20 May

Confirmation Hearings Committee – 3:00pm in the Chamber

The Confirmation Hearings Committee will put questions to the Mayor’s proposed appointees to the offices of the Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation - Sir Edward Lister; and the Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation - Neale Coleman CBE, and make a recommendation to the Mayor on those appointments.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 21 May

Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) -10.00am in the Chamber

Mayor Boris Johnson will face questions from Assembly Members for the first time since the General Election. Subjects will include:

Making the whole of London compliant with air pollution limits by 2020

The impact of extending 'Right to buy' for housing association tenants in London

Standing up for Londoners whilst serving in the Prime Minister's inner circle

Pushing for full fiscal devolution to London

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 21 May

Q&A with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), MOPAC and the Met

Police and Crime Committee – 2:30pm in the Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session with:

Stephen Otter, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for the National and the London Region

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Stephen Otter will discuss the findings of HMIC’s recent investigation into the performance of the Met. The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Met Commissioner will also answer questions.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


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.