It’s time for Mayor’s Question Time

16 June 2015

This meeting took place on 17 June 2015. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here

London Mayor Boris Johnson will face nine more question time sessions in front of London Assembly Members before his Mayoral term ends.

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

Tomorrow, the Mayor will face questions on subjects including:

How many Cycle Superhighways will be completed by the time he leaves office?

The number of cyclists Killed or Seriously Injured on London's roads had risen to 21% in 2013. What more can be done to make cycling safer in London?

Should train operators and TfL do more to promote the fact that commuters can receive compensation for late or cancelled journeys?

What net addition to the social housing stock in London should he be making each year?

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 17 June 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.