Mayoral Powers

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


When do you expect that the new Mayoral powers will come into operation?


Answer for Mayoral Powers

Answer for Mayoral Powers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Those powers not requiring legislation have already come into force - the Mayor has assumed the London Housing Board's responsibilities from GOL and recruitment to the London Skills and Employment Board is currently taking place.Those powers requiring legislation will be included in either the GLA Bill or, in the case of skills, the Further Education Bill with one exception - the provision whereby the Mayor will appoint the Chair of the MPA is included in the Police and Justice Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. Depending on the timing of the Royal Assent to these Bills, it is envisaged that these new powers will come into force in either October 2007 or April 2008.