Devolved powers for South London councils

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2181
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The South London Partnership (SLP) is fully confident that joint working will be able to create at least 500,000 new jobs by 2036 and 20,000 extra homes in the four boroughs.  Will the Mayor add his support to calls from South London councils for devolved powers from the Government, so that growth potential in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston, Merton & Richmond can be unlocked?

Answer

Answer for Devolved powers for South London councils

Answer for Devolved powers for South London councils

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The South London Partnership is a great example of boroughs working together and I support their work. However, in terms of their specific devolution asks, I am working very closely with London Councils to make the case to the Government for further devolution of powers from Whitehall to London. It is important that we don't confuse the message with Government.