Oral Update on the Report of the Mayor (Supplementary) [5]

Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Andrew Boff AM:  Mr Mayor, your previous exchange with the Labour Group has introduced you to the idea that your predecessor discovered, which is that just because some people are playing for the same team it does not necessarily mean that we will not tackle you occasionally.


Can I just ask, on your audit that you referred to in your report, could you provide me with a list of what data was revealed in your audit of 16 May 2016 that was not in the public domain when you made your election pledges?


Answer for Oral Update on the Report of the Mayor (Supplementary) [5]

Answer for Oral Update on the Report of the Mayor (Supplementary) [5]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Which election pledges?


Andrew Boff AM:  Your election pledges.  You know your election pledges more than I do, Mr Mayor.  What data was revealed that was not available to you when you made your pledges within your manifesto?  That is what I would like a summary of.  I do not want you to rattle through it now if you could send that to me and the other Members of the Assembly.  You are talking about data that was revealed.  It is a very important subject, transparency, and we want to know what data was not there that then informed your subsequent decisions on this. --


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  I will give you one example and there are many.  I am sure you heard because all of us were listening assiduously to the fantastic questions from Assembly Member Copley that he, for example, was not aware of some of the data that I have published recently.  If he was not aware as an assiduous Member of the Assembly, you will appreciate that neither was I.


There is other information that I have published already.  For example, the information - you may have known this; many Londoners did not - on the cost of cancelling is more than the cost of carrying on.  There are other examples that I can give and, if you like, I can write to you in relation to specifics.  Also, what would help me in my letter to you is if you could be specific about what election pledges you mean in particular.


Andrew Boff AM:  You have revealed in your report that you did an audit and certain data was revealed.  I just want to know what data that was that was not available to you when you made your election pledges.


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Sure.


Andrew Boff AM:  That is simply it.  If you can write to me with that, that would be great.  Can you do that, sir?


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Fine.  I will write to you - and I will copy in the Chairman - with all of the information I was not aware of before 5 May 2016 that I am aware of now.  Is that what you mean?


Andrew Boff AM:  It is what was not in the public domain, ie if you did not look for the data beforehand, you know ...


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  OK.  Fine.