Eric and the Conservatives seem to confuse value for money for actually spending less, whereas from our side it's about spending wisely. Londoners did give the Mayor substantially more money this year, but on culture and tourism he is spending the same - it's level spending in that area. I want to focus his attention to Teresa Wickham, chair of London Tourist Board, who resigned only a month ago and here's what she said when she resigned,
'London needs and deserves a properly funded and well managed organisation that is truly a representative of and reflects all aspects of tourism. There is a lack of urgency in getting a strategy moving for the future. An urgent action plan is needed. Ken is helping, but not doing enough. Until now all we have had are words. It's time for action'
Could the Mayor comment and respond to what she's had to say?