Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 7/12/15

04 December 2015


Tuesday 8 December

Manufacturing in London

Economy Committee – 9:00am, Brompton Bicycle Ltd, TW8 9QR and Central Research Laboratory, UB3 1HA

The Economy Committee will visit manufacturing sites in London to consider the challenges they face and what the Mayor can do to better support small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Brompton is an iconic London brand – they make over 45,000 bikes a year and are the UK’s largest bike manufacturer, exporting to 45 countries. The Committee will also visit the Central Research Laboratory in Hayes, which is an incubator space for innovative manufacturing businesses in London.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067



Wednesday 9 December

A&E services in London

Health Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

The Health Committee will examine the pressures facing A&E services in London and will receive an update on services across London, how effective winter planning has been and staffing issues at hospitals.  The following guests will be questioned:

  • Dr Julian Redhead, Chair, London Region, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr Andy Mitchell, Medical Director, NHS England (London)
  • Conor Burke, Co-Chair, Urgent and Emergency Care Transformation Programme and Chief Officer of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs
  • Lorna Reith, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Enfield
  • Ian Niven, Chair, Healthwatch Brent

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 10 December

Transport for London Commissioner

Transport Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

TfL's grant funding from the Department for Transport has been reduced by £2.8bn over the course of TfL's Business Plan. The Transport Committee wants to know how the recent Spending Review will affect Transport for London’s (TfL) ability to function. The Committee will question:

  • Mike Brown - Commissioner, TfL

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 10 December

Environmental pressures of London’s growth

Environment Committee - 2:00pm in the Chamber

The Committee will continue its investigation into the environmental impacts of London’s population growth. This session will explore the potential for a circular economy - one with maximum recycling of materials and minimum input and waste.

The guests are:

  • Clare Ollerenshaw – Circular Economy Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)
  • Andrew Richmond – Policy and Strategy Manager (Energy & Waste), GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Friday 11 December

Pre-Budget Report

Budget & Performance Committee

The Mayor of London will shortly present his final Budget to the London Assembly.

Does the Spending Review mean front line police officers will be protected?

Will passengers pay more to make up a shortfall in TfL funding?

And what legacy is the Mayor passing on to his successor?

The Budget and Performance Committee Pre-Budget Report will explore the difficult decisions being faced by TfL, the Met and City Hall itself.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769

Notes to editors

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.