No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1508
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How has the Mayor's thinking incorporated Michael Heseltine's recommendations for London and the Thames Gateway in particular?

Answer

Answer for No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Answer for No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the move towards greater devolution that Lord Heseltine advocates. I would go even further, as the London Finance Commission has suggested. Regarding Thames Gateway, I agree with Lord Heseltine that we need to think about the Estuary area in a coordinated, strategic way. However I don't think that his proposal for a new development corporation is necessarily the right way to achieve this.