Mr Mayor, we have heard the difficult decision pensioners will have to make this winter between heating and eating and there already is a group of people who are at increased risk of unnecessary winter deaths this winter. We already know that too many older people are admitted through accident and emergency departments (A&Es) in London, putting even more pressure on overworked doctors and nurses and understaffed hospitals. The elderly are a big reason why we have long waiting list and that half the time we have failed to treat patients within four hours. That is almost 200,000 people who have not been treated in London within the four-hour target.
Mr Mayor, you met the Secretary of State [Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health] on 5 November 2013. Did you discuss with him the energy crisis in London and what reassurances did he give you that London will be safe this winter?