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Tom Copley AM: Thank you very much, and good morning to you both. I have two sets of questions and quite a few of them, so if it is possible to have succinct answers, that would be fantastic.
Tom Copley AM: I just was wondering, Mr Mayor, if you thought perhaps in terms of housing, and particularly in terms of affordable housing, it might be better if the Conservative Group were to be lobbying their Government to actually fund affordable housing in London properly.
What would your response be to the findings of a recent report by Transparency International UK, studying corruption and money-laundering cases that involved 421 properties worth a total of £5 billion, a large proportion of which are in London? When seen in conjunction with the Government dropping its previously proposed “Registration of Overseas Entities Bill”, which would have established a beneficial ownership register of overseas entities that own property in the UK, do you think the Government is doing enough to ensure that the London property market is clean, fair and transparent?
What will the impact of the Government’s decision to increase the interest rate for the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) by one percentage point be on the ability of councils in London to build the social homes we need?
Could you provide an update on progress towards the 1,000 new community-led homes that are to be built by 2021?
How much of the £38 million for community-led housing that was announced in January 2019 has been awarded? Could you provide a breakdown of the organisations and/or locations of where this funding has been awarded, and the expected number of homes to be delivered?
Following your response to my question 2019/17764, could I ask that this data is collected in future? As you do not have the tenure break down for market sale homes funded by the GLA, could you break down the 1,802, 2,462 and 1,150 “open market” homes funded by the GLA in the past three years into bedroom size, and whether they are houses, flats, maisonettes or other?
How many schools in London are known to feature the Anomaly Group digital advertising billboards (https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/boris-johnson-quizzed-about-brexit-propaganda-shown-in-primary-schools/25/09/), highlighted by Stella Creasy MP’s question to the Government?
Of the schools in London with these digital advertising billboards, how many featured the so-called ‘Brexit propaganda’ (https://www.tes.com/news/mp-condemns-brexit-propaganda-schools) referred to by Stella Creasy MP?
The Chancellor’s Spending Round in September announced no new funding for the Local Housing Allowance, which has been frozen since 2016. What has the impact of this been on Londoners, and what will the impact be if this continues beyond 2020?