Coming up next week at the London Assembly

20 March 2015

REPORT LAUNCH: Thursday 26 March Environment Committee – ‘Come rain or shine: London’s adaptation to the risks of severe weather’ The Environment Committee will publish its report into London’s changing climate and how the city can better adapt to severe weather events, like heatwaves, floods and drought. The report looks at the risks of severe weather and what the Mayor can do to prepare London. MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603 PUBLIC MEETINGS: Tuesday 24 March Royal Albert Dock procurement and volunteering GLA Oversight Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5 The first section of the meeting will discuss the procurement process for the regeneration of the Royal Albert Dock with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and London & Partners. The following guests will be questioned:

David Lunts, Executive Director Housing and Land, GLA

Simon Powell, Assistant Director - Strategic Projects and Property, GLA

Michael Payton, Senior Development Manager, GLA

Sir Edward Lister, Board Chairman, London & Partners

Gordon Innes, Chief Executive, London & Partners

Andrew Cooke, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, London & Partners

The second part of the meeting is an opportunity to review progress on Team London - which is charged with promoting volunteering opportunities, after the success of their involvement in the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Members will question:

Veronica Wadley, Mayor’s Senior Advisor, Team London, Volunteering, Charities and Sponsorship

Natalie Cramp, Programme Director, Team London

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 Tuesday 24 March MOPAC quarterly report and GLA revenue risks Budget Monitoring Sub Committee - 3.30pm in Committee Room 5 The first half of the meeting will focus on the quarterly report from MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) with the following guests: Camilla Black, Interim Director of Police Resources and Performance, MOPAC A representative from the MPS The second half of the meeting will include a discussion with GLA officials about how volatility in council tax and business rates revenue influences forecasting. It will examine how revenues are managed through the Mayor’s Resilience Reserve and consider how future fiscal devolution might impact London. Guests include:

Martin Clarke, Executive Director – Resources, GLA

David Gallie, Assistant Director – Group Finance, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 Wednesday 25 March Mayor’s Question Time – 10.00am in the Chamber Mayor Boris Johnson will face questions from Assembly Members for the last time in 2014/15. Subjects will include:

How the procurement process for the Garden Bridge was conducted

Devolution to City Hall of the control of suburban rail services

Foreign language skills in the capital

Bringing an end to the chaos at London Bridge station

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 Thursday 26 March Q&A with the Met and MOPAC Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber The first section of the meeting will focus on the London Policing Ethics Panel and its report, ‘Ethical Challenges of Policing in London’, with the following guests:

The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE, Chair of the London Policing Ethics Panel

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM, Met Police

In the second section of the meeting Stephen Greenhalgh and Craig Mackey QPM will answer questions on:

The Met’s referral of allegations of corruption in relation to child sex offences

Preventing extremism

Police Officer and Police Community Support Officer numbers

Outsourcing back-office functions

Homicide rates

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603 Friday 27 March London Bridge travel chaos Transport Committee – 3:00pm in the Chamber At a special meeting of the Transport Committee, which aims to get to the bottom of the cause of the recent travel chaos at London Bridge Station, the following rail representatives will be questioned:

Phil Hufton, Managing Director of Network Operations, Network Rail

Steve Knight, Sussex Area Director, Network Rail

Charles Horton, Chief Executive, Govia Thameslink Railway

Alex Foulds, Commercial Director, Govia Thameslink Railway

The session will also look at the wider impact of the disruption to Transport for London’s services and what the Mayor can do to improve the situation. MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 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.