Coming up next week at the London Assembly

05 June 2015

REPORT LAUNCH: Tuesday 9 June Health Committee – Access to health services for deaf people 3:00-4:30pm – Committee Room 5, City Hall, SE1 2AA Andrew Boff AM, Deputy Chair of the Health Committee, will launch the report ‘Access to health services for deaf people’. He will be joined by Paul Redfern, British Deaf Association and Dr Roger Wicks, Action on Hearing Loss, as well as deaf people who have difficulties accessing the health service. Media are invited to attend. MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067 PUBLIC MEETINGS: Tuesday 9 June Rail network devolution Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber The Transport Committee will explore the major challenges facing London’s rail network and how devolution of control to the Mayor might help address these. The first section of the meeting will question:

Paul Harwood, Principal Network Planner, Network Rail

Phil Hufton, Managing Director of Network Operations, Network Rail

Tim Shoveller, Managing Director, South West Trains - Network Rail Alliance

David Statham, Managing Director, Southeastern Railway

Stephen Locke, Chair, London TravelWatch

From 11:15am (approx.) the meeting will question:

Geoff Hobbs, Head of Transport Planning, TfL Rail and Underground, Transport for London

Michael Roberts, Managing Director, Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)

Cllr Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, Surrey County Council

Paul Millin, Travel and Transport Group Manager, Surrey County Council

Cllr Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Kent County Council

Stephen Gasche, Principal Rail Transport Planner, Kent County Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067 Wednesday 10 June Met Police outsourcing Budget & Performance Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5 The Budget & Performance Committee will discuss cases of outsourcing and the key lessons the Metropolitan Police Service can learn, as it plans to re-organise its back office. The following experts will be questioned:

Kerry Hallard, Chief Executive, National Outsourcing Association

Stephen Hughes, former Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

John Tizard, former Director of the Centre for Public Service Partnerships

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769 Thursday 11 June Prevent Strategy Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5 The Police and Crime Committee will continue its investigation into the Government’s Prevent Strategy and explore upcoming challenges. Evidence will be heard from the following:

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE, former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation

Rebecca Lawrence, Director of Strategy, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

A representative from the Home Office

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.