Tony Arbour AM (Deputy Chairman): Can I ask you, Mr Mayor, if you realise how disappointed residents of west London have been by the fact that TfL and you have not acted strategically on this matter and have deferred to the interests of a single borough on this? The view that is taken is that TfL is a strategic body that acts in the interests of Londoners, particularly when more than one borough is involved. It is only today in your answer to Assembly Member Devenish that we have heard that it is your intention to see that the bridge or something is opened on that stretch of the river to cater for all traffic. For three months, we have been in limbo about this particular thing.
Do you not think that under those circumstances it is right for the Mayor, acting as a strategic authority for London, to be taking control of this matter and not hiding behind the matter of how the thing should be financed with a single borough?