Draft consolidated budget 2005/2006 (Supplementary) [12]

Session date: 
January 26, 2005
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have heard what you said about the important role of LDA in initiating green initiatives. Do you feel that one of the important reasons why that is is because of your links with business and business is one of the key polluters, whether running vehicle fleets or whether polluting in any other way? I was also very interested in my conversations with Manny Lewis, the Chief Executive, on the very important way in which the LDA sees encouraging sustainable economic growth through the development of transport hubs. Would you agree with Manny (Lewis) in his view that it would be excellent news if the LDA was a fundholder on some of the spending which would normally have been under TfL, so that it could secure a much better and closer relationship on delivering that sustainable economic growth and the improved transport links for London? Bearing in mind some of the frustrations that have been held by the board, for example, on issues like Wembley Park where there has perhaps been a bit of a frictional relationship sometimes.

Answer

Answer for Draft consolidated budget 2005/2006 (Supplementary) [12]

Answer for Draft consolidated budget 2005/2006 (Supplementary) [12]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am happy to look at that. At the end of the day, I am responsible for resolving conflicts between the LDA and TfL, or the GLA and either of those bodies, and they do come up. I am optimistic that the new boards you put in place, the structures we have put in place and the strengthening of the role of Richard Rogers will move all these issues up the agenda in terms of making sure these things are dealt with.