Coming up next week at the London Assembly

20 February 2015


Monday 23 February

Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) – 10:00am in the Chamber

The London Assembly will consider and approve, with or without amendment, the Mayor of London’s Final Draft Consolidated Budget for 2015/16.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Monday 23 February

Confirmation Hearings Committee – 2:30pm (or at the rising of MQT, whichever is the later) in the Chamber

The Confirmation Hearings Committee will put questions to the Mayor’s proposed appointee to the office of Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), Gareth Bacon AM, and make a recommendation to the Mayor on that appointment.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Tuesday 24 February

GLA Oversight Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

GLA Oversight Committee will question officers on the Mayor’s resilience activities and will consider the proposal to establish a shared services arrangement with the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation to provide committee services.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 25 February

Q&A session with Sir Peter Hendy CBE – Taxi and private hire

Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Transport Committee will hold a Q&A session with Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport for London, on recommendations set out in ‘Future Proof – Taxi and Private Hire Services in London’.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 25 February

Performance of London’s schools

Education Panel – 2:00pm in the Chamber

The Education Panel will discuss the performance of London’s schools and their future challenges with the following guests:

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), by video conference

John Kennedy, Senior HM Inspector, Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED)

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Greater London Authority (GLA)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 26 February

Q&A session with the Met and MOPAC

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

The Police & Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session with:

Helen King, Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing, Metropolitan Police Service

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Topics for discussion will include policing protests in London, Tasers, youth reoffending and parallel patrolling.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 26 February

Devolution in London

Devolution Working Group – 2:00pm in Committee Room 1

In the first section of the meeting the Devolution Working Group will discuss fiscal devolution and public service devolution and reform with:

Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, GLA

Mayor Jules Pipe, Chair, London Councils

Cllr Philippa Roe, Executive Member for Devolution and Public Service Reform, London Councils

In the second section of the meeting Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime, MOPAC, will be questioned on possible devolution of parts of the Criminal Justice System in London.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769



Friday 27 February

Breakfast debate – What is the future for London’s financial services industry?

Economy Committee – 8:00am for 8:30am start in London’s Living Room

The Economy Committee hosts a provocative debate at City Hall on the future of London’s financial services industry with Michael Wilson, Director of Business and Global Economics Editor for Arise TV Networks and former Business Editor Sky News, as Chair. How will the industry adapt to a new regulatory framework and compete with other global financial centres against a backdrop of growing public scrutiny?

Speakers include:

Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History at King’s College London

Professor Stephany Griffiths-Jones, Financial Markets Programme Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University

Philippe Lamberts MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Sean McGovern, Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel at Lloyd’s

Media are invited to attend.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


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.