Garden Bridge (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2945
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In answer to Mayoral Question 2016/0948 the previous Mayor stated in March that 'To date, the Garden Bridge Trust has raised £145 million towards its fundraising target of £175 million, including £85 million from the private sector."  However on the 21st July 2016 Lord Davies of Abersoch, Chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust, wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport stating 'the Government's support has enabled us to secure substantial private funding to take the total amount to date to over £130 million."  Are you concerned that in the past the Greater London Authority and TfL appear to have been under the impression that the Garden Bridge Trust had raised significantly more money than is actually the case?   What assurances can you provide that the financial information that you receive from the Garden Bridge Trust is accurate?

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