Coming up next week at the London Assembly - w/c 6 July 2015

03 July 2015


Thursday 9 July

Mental health in London – report publication

£26 billion is lost from London’s economy each year as a result of mental ill health through reduced productivity. London’s ethnic minority populations are particularly at risk - but too often people only receive help when the problem becomes a crisis.

The London Assembly Health Committee calls for a greater focus on early intervention and prevention, particularly among young people and those from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background.


MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769



Wednesday 8 July

TfL, trains and taxis

Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

What are the Mayor and Transport for London’s (TfL’s) proposals for devolving National Rail services? The following guests will be questioned:

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

Mike Brown, Managing Director, London Rail and London Underground, TfL

Charles Belcher, Board Member, TfL

The second part of the meeting will focus on the Transport Committee’s work on the taxi and private hire industry:

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, TfL

Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer, Surface Transport, TfL


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 8 July

TB continued

Health Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

London has the highest incidence of TB disease in any western capital city. In the Health Committee’s second meeting investigating TB, we hear from the following on their experiences of the disease and how we could better tackle it:

Nalini Iyanger, Public Health Registrar, LB Harrow

Mike Mandelbaum, Chief Executive, TB Alert

Dr Sue Collinson, TB Outreach worker, Homerton Hospital

Dr Alistair Story, Clinical lead, Find & Treat Service

Amy McConville, Patient Advocate, TB Action Group

Dr Jessica Potter , Clinical Research Fellow, Barts Hospital Trust.


MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 9 July

Police and crime plan: review of progress

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


Members will question the following guests – including the Mayor of London – on MOPAC’s annual report and progress against objectives in the Police and Crime Plan:

Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commissioner

Craig Mackey QPM, MPS Deputy Commissioner.


MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 9 July

TfL Board Governance

GLA Oversight Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 4

How are Transport for London’s expanded commercial activities being managed and what procedures are in place to deal with conflicts of interest at Board level? Members will put questions to:

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

Howard Carter, General Counsel, TfL

Graeme Craig, Commercial Director, TfL (from 3pm).


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.