Florence Eshalomi AM: Thank you, Mr Mayor. I welcome your commitment in terms of making sure that there is more transparency on the Garden Bridge, but I have to say that I am still yet to be convinced that this is the best use of money. For me, it is primarily a tourist attraction, not a transport scheme. I think it is quite telling that, despite the claim that it is going to promote wildlife and biodiversity, not a single environmental charity has signed up to the project yet.
Can you tell me that if it is going ahead, Mr Mayor, under your mayoralty, local community groups and residents in my part of Lambeth will be listened to and any of their concerns will be acted upon?
Secondly, the other guarantee that I would like from you, Mr Mayor, is about what happens if the Trust is unable to fund the £158 million in construction costs, the additional ongoing maintenance bill and the TfL loan repayments so that taxpayers are not left with that bill.