Meeting with Chris Banks

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Bob Neill
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide details of the meeting you held with Chris Banks, Chair of the Learning and Skills Council on 31st August.


Answer for Meeting with Chris Banks

Answer for Meeting with Chris Banks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I met with Chris Banks following the Secretary of State for Education and Skills' decision to devolve powers over the adult skills strategy for London to the office of Mayor.Under these new powers I am currently appointing to a board which will to set priorities for adult skills and employment to the London Learning and Skills Council.Good working relations with the Chair of the National LSC are clearly key to making this arrangement work and this preliminary meeting was arranged with this in mind. We discussed the challenge of tackling long term unemployment in London, the opportunities presented by hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the timescales for appointing members to the new London Skills and Employment Board.