Stephen Knight AM: Mr Mayor, whatever the tactics earlier of the protesters raising the issue of lack of affordable housing in the capital, they did at least identify a very important issue, did they not?
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): They did.
Stephen Knight AM: The lack of affordable housing is, to quote you, Mr Mayor, “the gravest crisis facing our city”. At the last meeting, Mr Mayor, I asked you whether or not you understood that instead of cutting the council tax over the next few years, as you propose, if that money were ring-fenced for funding affordable housing together with the Olympic precept that is due to drop out, there would be enough money to finance a £2 billion affordable housebuilding programme in London. Is that not a higher priority, Mr Mayor, than delivering what is essentially a trivial cut in council tax?