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Coming up next week at the London Assembly week commencing 20/02/2017

17 February 2017


Thursday 23 February
Suicide prevention in London 
Health Committee

The Health Committee will publish its findings and recommendations to the Mayor of London in a letter on how he can better support suicide prevention. With numbers rising in London, the Mayor needs to deliver on his manifesto commitment and make the capital a ‘zero-suicide’ city.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067



Monday 20 February
The Mayor’s Final Draft Consolidated Budget  
Mayor’s Question Time - 10:00am in The Chamber

At a full meeting of the Assembly, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan will present his Final Draft Consolidated Budget. Members will question the Mayor and the Assembly is under a duty to approve the budget, with or without amendment.

The guest is:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Monday 20 February
Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board 
Confirmation Hearings Committee - 2:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Committee will put questions to the Mayor’s proposed appointee to the office of Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and make a decision on its recommendation to the Mayor as to whether or not the nominee should be appointed to that office.

The guest is:

  • Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, proposed Chair, LWARB

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Tuesday 21 February
SME access to workspace and support 
Economy Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Economy Committee will discuss the lack of affordable workspace for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in London and what can be done to help and support SMEs. The guests are:

  • Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited
  • Natalie Campbell, Co-founder and CEO, A Very Good Company
  • Dr Patria Roman, Chair of Trustees, Latin Elephant and Member of Just Space Network
  • Ben Johnson, Senior Advisor, Business and Digital Policy, Greater London Authority
  • David Fletcher, CEO, Wimbletech Community Interest Company

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 22 February
The environmental impact of bottled water 

Environment Committee - 10:00am in The Chamber

25 per cent of floating litter collected in the Thames is single-use plastic bottles. The Environment Committee will begin its investigation by examining the impact of, and alternatives to, plastic bottled water in London.

The guests are:

  • Kinvara Carey, General Manager, Natural Hydration Council
  • Patrick Feehily, Assistant Director, Greater London Authority Environment (GLA)
  • Nick Davis, Founding Director, HydraChill
  • Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage
  • Fiona Llewellyn, Project Manager, #Oneless campaign
  • Claire Shrewsbury, England Funder Manager, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 23 February
Q&A with MOPAC and the Met 
Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will explore issues including police custody, the Met’s recent firearms amnesty, moped-related crime and borough mergers.

The following guests will be questioned:

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 23 February
Personal data in the GLA Group
GLA Oversight Committee - 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

Committee Members will examine how the GLA Group uses personal data, how it ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and how issues are likely to change over the coming years.

The guests are:

  • Renate Samson, Chief Executive, Big Brother Watch
  • Javier Ruiz Diaz, Policy Director, Open Rights Group
  • Tom Middleton, Head of Finance and Governance, GLA
  • Richard Bevins, Head of Information Governance, Transport for London

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.