Coming up next week - 23/01/2015

23 January 2015


Monday 26 January

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony – (by invitation only) 10.45am for an 11am start, in the Chamber

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day event at City Hall will, as in previous years, be a joint event between the Mayor and the London Assembly, and the Chairman of the London Assembly, Roger Evans AM, will host the event. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) and the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) have assisted in planning for this event.

The 2015 event coincides with two important historical anniversaries - the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau during the Second World War and the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: [email protected] or call 020 7983 4066


Public meetings

Tuesday 27 January

GLA Oversight Committee – 10am in Committee Room 5

The GLA Oversight Committee will comment on the proposals for a pan-GLA Group collaborative procurement function and consider the Authority’s Workforce Report.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 28 January

GLA Group Budget 2015/16

Plenary – 10am in the Chamber

Assembly Members will consider Mayor Boris Johnson’s £17 billion Draft Consolidated Budget for 2015/16.

From 10am

The Mayor will be questioned on his spending plans for the Greater London Authority and its functional bodies – the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Transport for London, the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority and the London Legacy Development Corporation. The meeting will then be adjourned.

After an adjournment

The meeting will resume to consider any amendments proposed by Assembly Members to the Mayor’s budget. A simple majority may pass an amendment with the Mayor under a duty to respond to successful amendments when he presents his final budget to the Assembly for its consideration on 23 February.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Friday 29 January

Q&A Session with MOPAC and the Met Police and Crime Committee – 10am in the Chamber

The London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee will question:

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

The following subjects will be discussed:

Response to Paris attacks

Local Policing Model

Stop and Search update

Violence against women and girls – pan-London Domestic Violence Service.

Online crime

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.