The new Mayoral Adviser on Resilience

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3812
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Toby Harris' report, published in October 2016, repeated the Rockefeller Institute's 100 Resilience Cities recommendation that a new Mayoral Adviser on Resilience be appointed as a "matter of urgency". Given recent terrorist incidents and the Grenfell fire, why is it that, 11 months later, this post has yet to be filled?

Answer

Answer for The new Mayoral Adviser on Resilience

Answer for The new Mayoral Adviser on Resilience

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The creation of the new Deputy Mayor for Fire and Rescue role as part of the replacement of LFEPA by the Office of the London Fire Commissioner provides an opportunity to meet this recommendation through including resilience in the scope of the role (as London Resilience is part of the London Fire Brigade).  My officials are continuing to push the Home Office to implement this change at the first opportunity.  Meanwhile, my team has been in active discussions with the Rockefeller Institute about the proposed Chief Resilience Officer role and are working with the Government's Civil Contingencies Secretariat and others regarding any changes that may be appropriate following the Grenfell Tower fire and other incidents in London this year.