First Mayor’s Question Time of 2015

20 January 2015

This meeting took place on 21 January 2015. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

The London Assembly [2] questions the Mayor, in public, ten times a year at Mayor’s Question Time meetings, as part of its role of holding him to account [3].

The role of the Assembly is to act as a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor.

Tomorrow, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson will face Assembly questions for the first time in 2015. Subjects will include:

Helping homeless veterans

Justification for the Met recording and retaining information

Ultra Low Emission Zone changes after the public consultation

A & E waiting times and ambulance response times

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 21 January from 10:00am 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:

Full agenda papers including a list of priority questions.

The London Assembly is part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Assembly Members are elected every four years, at the same time as the Mayor. There are 25 London Assembly Members - twelve Labour, nine GLA Conservative, two Liberal Democrat and two Green Party Members.

Questions put to the Mayor by the Assembly Members cover the full range of his responsibilities including policing, the fire service, regeneration and transport. Questions from Assembly Members that are not answered at the meeting are given written answers which are published on the GLA’s website within a week of the meeting.

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.