City Hall and the Scoop

Coming up next week at the London Assembly: week commencing 21/11/16

18 November 2016



Monday 21 November

Supported housing in London  

Housing Committee

The Housing Committee will publish a report, ‘Supported Housing in the Balance’, which looks at the current challenges facing supported housing for vulnerable people in the capital. It highlights worrying concerns that hundreds of the most vulnerable Londoners will face an uncertain future, unless the Mayor of London and the Government act immediately to rectify the situation. 


MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 793 4603



Wednesday 23 November

Night Czar appointment 

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

On 4 November 2016, the Mayor of London appointed Amy Lamé as London’s first Night Czar. Following this announcement, concerns were raised about how Ms Lamé was recruited to the post. The GLA Oversight Committee will examine the recruitment process to confirm the appointment was undertaken in line with the GLA’s processes and procedures. The guests are:

  • Nick Bowes, Mayoral Director, Policy, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, GLA
  • Juliette Carter, Assistant Director of HR & OD, GLA
  • Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 24 November

GLA budget 

Budget & Performance Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Budget & Performance Committee will examine the proposals for the GLA’s budget.  Findings from this meeting will inform the Committee’s Pre-Budget Report, which will be published in December. The guests are:

  • David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, GLA
  • Nick Bowes, Mayoral Director, Policy, GLA
  • Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service, GLA
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources, GLA
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
  • David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land, GLA

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.


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