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Coming up next week at the London Assembly week commencing 30/01/2017

27 January 2017

Notes to editors



Wednesday 1 February
LGBT+ mental health 

At the beginning of LGBT History Month, the Health Committee publishes a report into the mental health needs of LGBT+ people and calls on the Mayor of London to take firm action on his mental health promises to LGBT+ Londoners.

  • Up to one in ten Londoners (over 800,000 people) identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or other definitions of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Around 40 per cent of LGBT+ people experience a mental health issue, compared with 25 per cent of the wider population.

The report makes a series of recommendations on how the Mayor can support better mental health for these communities.  

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067




Tuesday 31 January
GLA Oversight Committee
Proposed changes to the GLA Establishment - 10:00am in The Chamber

Ahead of the completion of this year’s budget proposals, the Head of Paid Service is consulting on changes to teams in the Mayor’s Office and the Regeneration, Environment, Planning and Financial Services Units.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 1 February
Planning Committee 
Draft Affordable Housing and Viability SPG - 10:00am in The Chamber

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has pledged to invest in more affordable housing. 

The London Assembly Planning Committee meets to discuss the Mayor’s Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) with the following guests:

  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
  • Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Programme, Policy and Services, GLA
  • Fabienne Viala, Chair and UK Country Director, Bouygues UK
  • Asif Aziz, Chief Executive of Criterion Capital

MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 2 February
Transport Committee 
Bus Safety – 10:00am in The Chamber

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets to consider the safety record of London’s buses and what can be done to improve it.  The meeting will explore the causes and effects of bus incidents, and assess the progress of TfL’s Bus Safety Programme.

The guests are:

  • Gareth Powell, Director of TfL Strategy and Contracted Services, TfL
  • Jane Lupson, Bus Collision Reduction Programme Manager, TfL
  • Tony Wilson, Managing Director, London & Surrey, Abellio
  • Wayne King, Regional Coordinating Officer, Unite
  • Paul Russell, Head of CIRAS (Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System)
  • Sarah Hope, Victim's Support Consultant for TfL and Founder of the Sarah Hope Line and Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope

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.