Assembly considers Mayor's £17 billion draft budget
Assembly Members will tomorrow consider Mayor Boris Johnson’s £17 billion Draft Consolidated Budget for 2015/16.
The Mayor will be questioned on his spending plans for the Greater London Authority and its functional bodies – the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Transport for London, the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority and the London Legacy Development Corporation. The meeting will then be adjourned.
After an adjournment
The meeting will resume to consider any amendments proposed by Assembly Members to the Mayor’s budget. A simple majority may pass an amendment with the Mayor under a duty to respond to successful amendments when he presents his final budget to the Assembly for its consideration on 23 February.
The meeting will take place at Wednesday, 28 January from 10am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).
Media and members of the public are invited to attend.
The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.
Notes for Editors:
Budget & Performance Committee’s Response to the Mayor’s Draft Consultation Budget 2015/16.
This meeting is the first part of a two-stage budget setting process. The Assembly will consider the Mayor’s final budget at its meeting on 23 February; the final budget may be amended by a two-thirds majority.
The budget setting process is set out in Schedule 6 of the GLA Act 1999 (as amended).
As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228. 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.