Statement regarding the launch of of the Mayor’s draft EDS
Chair of the London Assembly Economy Committee, Caroline Russell AM, said:
“London needs a strong and resilient city economy. But the lack of skilled labour remains a critical risk.
We welcome the fact that the Mayor is taking steps to address the skills deficit in his draft Economic Development Strategy. How he looks to bridge the gap will be crucial to achieving his aim of developing an economy that works for all Londoners.
The committee will take a particular interest in how the Mayor measures the success of his strategy, especially the aim of creating a fairer and more inclusive London economy.”
Notes to editors
- Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the Economy Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.
- London Assembly Economy Committee
- As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
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