GLA offices in India

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4319
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Mr Mayor, you have visited India recognising it as an important trading partner for London. Do you now regret closing/mothballing the GLA Offices in Delhi and Mumbai in your first term?

Answer

Answer for GLA offices in India

Answer for GLA offices in India

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. The rationale for closing the offices was that they did not offer good value for money, and this still stands. London and Partners representatives are working hard to promote London and I believe working with colleagues in UKTI is the most effective and efficient way to take this work forward.