How will the Mayor respond to Lord Darzi’s health report?

09 January 2015

This meeting took place on 12 January 2015. Read the transcript here.

Should the Mayor make London’s parks and squares, including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, smoke-free? Will the Mayor use the London Plan to restrict junk food outlets opening near schools? Can the Mayor speed up air quality improvement plans to cut London pollution? The Mayor of London has a legal duty to promote improvements in the health of Londoners and reduce health inequality.[2] The London Assembly Health Committee will question the Mayor on Monday on his response to the London Health Commission’s wide-reaching recommendations. What are the next steps and what will the changes mean for Londoners? Over 10 key partners will share responsibility for implementing the recommendations, but who will ultimately take leadership on the plans? The meeting will take place on Monday, 12 January from 2.00pm 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.

Better Health for London, London Health Commission, October 2014.

Under section 309 of the GLA Act 2007, the Mayor must prepare and publish a health inequalities strategy, which should include proposals and policies for promoting the reduction of health inequalities.

Dr Onkar Sahota AM, Chair of the Health Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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 Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067. 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.