London Assembly MQT, May 2016

Cycling, terrorism, burkini, resignation and clean taxi questions

13 September 2016

After more than 100 days in office, the London Assembly[1] holds its first Mayor’s Question Time since summer tomorrow.

Assembly Members will ask Mayor of London Sadiq Khan questions about‎ the following topics and more:

  • The cycling budget in Transport for London's next business plan
  • Keeping Londoners safe from the threat of terrorism
  • Burkinis
  • Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner resignation
  • Cleaner, greener taxis ahead of the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone

The 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[2].

The Assembly acts as a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14 September 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 – numbers may be limited.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #MQT


Notes to editors

  1. 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, eight GLA Conservatives, two Green Party, two UKIP and one Liberal Democrat member.

  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.

  1. Full agenda papers including a list of priority questions.

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