London Assembly

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

  • EU Students and Brexit

    Latest figures show a reduction in EU students applying to study in the UK, particularly acute in post-graduate study. What effect is this having/likely to have on London’s Universities and...

  • Who Runs Your Bus

    In your response to MQT 2018/2657, you state “I do not see how customers would benefit from replacing a well-known, easily-accessible ‘one stop shop’ for all complaints about...

  • Bus Fatalities and Vision Zero

    In your response to Question 2018/3438, you stated that there has been a "consistent reduction in killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualties involving people on a London bus" using a "...

  • Electric Bikes

    What plans do you have to introduce electric powered bikes as part of the TfL bike hire scheme?

  • Queen’s Road, Peckham Signage

    Do you have any plans to ask Southern Rail to reprint or replace the route maps on Platforms 1 and 2 of Queen’s Road, Peckham train station, which have faded in the sun and are now very...

  • Resources and Waste

    When will the Mayor be responding to the Government’s consultation on the Resources & Waste strategy?

  • Barnet Council decision to stop food waste collection (2)

    In answer to my question 2018/3052 you said: “I was surprised and concerned at the public responses by the Leader of the Council [Barnet] and the Cabinet member which appeared to contradict...

  • Morden Town Centre pollution

    In 2018,‎ what was the highest recorded level of NOx pollution and PM pollution in Morden Town Centre?

  • Household recycling rates

    New data released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) showed that the average annual household recycling rate for London in 2017-18 is 33.1 per cent, an increase...

  • Accessing HS2 at Euston Station by bike

    A constituent has raised concerns that the HS2 related work at Euston Station seems to have made no provision for people wishing to access the station by bicycle. What plans is Transport for...

  • Discounts for Gold Record Travelcards (3)

    What training does TfL undertake for ticket office staff at London Overground stations to ensure that passengers with Gold Record Travelcards are automatically provided with one third discounts...

  • Trust in Planning

    Professor Tony Travers in his ‘Building Trust’ report says “As government steps back from paying for housing, roads, railways, streetscape and even health facilities, dependence...

  • Autism (4)

    What steps are you taking to help Londoners with autism find sustainable employment?

  • Garden Bridge Trust

    In response to an FOI request, TfL have refused to provide the legal advice they have received in response to the David Coppel QC’s opinion that the Garden Bridge Trust breached its legal...

  • Healthy Streets funding by borough

    In your written response to the London Assembly Transport Committee report, Hostile Streets, you agreed to recommendation 8 – that Transport for London (TfL) would publish its Healthy...

  • Transport for London Business Plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 (1)

    The Transport for London Business Plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 says that £1,442 million will be spent on Healthy Streets over this period. Could you break this down into expected spend by...

  • Discounts for Gold Record Travelcards(1)

    What steps does TfL take to ensure that all retailers that sell Oyster tickets are aware that they should routinely offer to Gold Record Travelcard passengers a one-third discount on off-peak pay...

  • Discounts for Gold Record Travelcards (2)

    How many fares in 2018 were sold at a one third discount to people with a Gold Record Travelcard?

  • OPDC Housing Infrastructure Fund bid (1)

    Could you please provide a breakdown of the £1.5m of additional expenditure that you recently allocated to the OPDC to support its bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund, under MD2401?

  • OPDC Housing Infrastructure Fund bid (3)

    In the event that the Housing Infrastructure Fund bid is not approved, what alternative sources of funding are you exploring to support new homes and infrastructure in the OPDC area?

  • Prudential Ride London

    Will you take necessary steps to ensure that Chelsea and Fulham residents are not trapped in their homes during this year’s Prudential Ride London Cycle Race on Sunday 4th August 2019....

  • Rail Fares Increase

    With national rail fares increasing more this year than any year since 2013, what impact will this have on Londoners reliant on trains to get to work? For example, commuters in Croydon, and...

  • Willesden Green Station - Staffing

    In response to my question (November last year) you stated that TfL is developing an app to improve the journey experience for those customers requiring assistance. This will be launched in early...

  • Road safety

    What progress have TfL made in installing additional safety measures at the zebra crossing on the south circular opposite Lancaster Avenue/Thurlow Park Road? A number of my constituents have had...

  • Vagrancy (1)

    Please provide a breakdown of the number of ‘vagrancy’ offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police since 2015, broken down per year and per borough.

  • Vagrancy (2)

    Please provide a breakdown of the number of (i) arrests, (ii) cautions, and (iii) charges brought against perpetrators for offences marked as ‘vagrancy’ since 2015, broken down per...

  • Biodiversity (2)

    Does the Mayor think the Government's proposals for biodiversity net gain go far enough, fast enough?

  • Non-League Football Grounds in the London Plan

    How will your London Plan protect Non-League football grounds, such as Haringey Borough and Enfield Town in my constituency, from redevelopment?

  • Clapham Junction pollution

    In 2018,‎ what was the highest recorded level of NOx pollution and PM pollution at Clapham Junction?

  • Air quality

    What were the Nitrogen dioxide levels in London per month since 2017?

  • Green finance

    Can the Mayor investigate the possibility of supporting Green financing models such as blue bonds to unlock a substantive step change in London's environment?

  • Taxi and Private Hire Trade (4)

    How much annual income do you anticipate will be generated for TfL from congestion charge payments by Private Hire vehicles?

  • Proposed Bus Service Changes Consultation (3)

    Given that my constituents report often being unable to get onto the H37 because it is so full, how can you justify any frequency reductions?

  • Crossrail 3

    In your manifesto, you pledged you would “plan for the long term” and “move on to discussions about Crossrail 3”. How are these discussions progressing?

  • Skills

    While it may be good news that a review of OECD data shows the productivity gap with France has fallen by half, this appears to be because we work fewer hours than was thought. How are you...

  • Freedom Passes for carers

    I have been contacted by several of my constituents who are disabled, have Freedom Passes, but also have carers. Currently, carers are not eligible for Freedom Passes or anything equivalent, and...

  • OPDC Housing Infrastructure Fund bid (2)

    What proportion of the additional £1.5m expenditure under MD2401 will be recoverable if the Housing Infrastructure Fund bid is not approved?

  • Crossrail (3)

    I understand that “The GLA will repay this loan from the existing Business Rate Supplement (BRS) and Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (MCIL)”. However, MCIL ends in April 2019...

  • TfL’s Operational Costs

    From January 2021, the Business Plan assumes that fares could rise by around RPI plus one per cent to support vital investment in public transport. What would be the effect on passenger numbers...

  • TfL PHV Spend

    Broken down on a month by month basis, how much money has TfL spent on private hire vehicles for London Underground staff since May 2016?

  • Tube Noise – Harrow On The Hill

    In response to my question (September last year) you stated that a fence has now been erected at the Ashburnham Avenue site and asked Transport for London to contact residents urgently to take...

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (6)

    The report by The Real Urban Emissions Initiative did not include processed data on Euro 6 taxis stating that fewer than 30 Euro 6 black taxis were measured. Do you know how many Euro 6 black...

  • Green Alliance Report (2)

    Will you consider strengthening your London Plan policy on construction carbon as a result of the Green Alliance report?

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (1)

    Was the report from The Real Urban Emissions Initiative peer reviewed before it was published and used as a source of data by City Hall and TfL? If so, who peer reviewed it and where can the peer...

  • TfL’s Passenger Journeys (1)

    Figure 1 in the Business Plan shows the route to 80% of trips being made by foot, cycle or public transport by 2041. In 2041 the forecast is for such trips to be between 75% and 80% of trips, yet...

  • Apprenticeships

    How many apprenticeships have been created in London over the past 5 years, broken down by year, including the current year? Can you also break this down by gender and BAME/non-BAME?

  • TfL Taxi Spend

    Broken down on a month by month basis, how much money has TfL spent on taxis for London Underground staff since May 2016?

  • Transport for London Business Plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 (2)

    The Transport for London Business Plan 2019-20 to 2023-24 says that £1,442 million will be spent on Healthy Streets over this period. In your manifesto you pledged to increase spending on...

  • Outer London Buses (1)

    When will you publish detailed proposals on TfL’s plans to expand bus provision in Outer London?

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (4)

    The Real Urban Emissions Initiative report says that emissions from black cabs increased by 18% in the 5 years from 2012/13 to 2017/18. What is your explanation for this?

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (3)

    How much has been paid by TfL or other parts of the Greater London Authority to the FIA Foundation, either directly or indirectly?

  • A13 Riverside Tunnel

    Further to MQ 2016/1464 can you update me on the status of this project and what the results of the work between TfL and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham were?

  • The Real Urban Emissions Methodology (3)

    The methodology used by The Real Urban Emissions Initiative to calculate fuel specific emissions assumes in reference 10 on page 4 that the concentration of unmeasured hydrocarbons is equal to...

  • The Real Urban Emissions Methodology (2)

    The methodology used by The Real Urban Emissions Initiative seems to assume that all of the gaseous hydrocarbons measured are propene (C3H6) given the equation on page 4 which states: CHr + m...

  • The Real Urban Emissions Methodology (1)

    The methodology used by The Real Urban Emissions Initiative to calculate fuel specific emissions introduces a factor of 6 to the concentration of hydrocarbons with no explanation at the top of...

  • Outer London Buses (2)

    Given Croydon’s growing demand for bus services and your promise that Outer London will see an expansion of bus provision, how can you justify TfL’s proposed cuts to buses in Croydon...

  • Tooting Broadway pollution

    In 2018,‎ what was the highest recorded level of NOx pollution and PM pollution on Tooting Broadway?

  • London Plan

    How can your London Plan be used to protect Ridley Road Shopping Village? What action will you be taking to protect traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village?

  • Putney High Street pollution (2)

    In 2016, 2017 and 2018, how many times did Putney High Street breach EU legal limits for NOx and PM pollution? What levels were recorded during each of these breaches?

  • The Real Urban Emissions Methodology (4)

    Reference 16 of the calculation methodology used by states that The Real Urban Emissions Initiative “NO emissions use the NO2 molar mass since all emitted NO will eventually oxidize in the...

  • East London River Crossings (2)

    Please update me on your plans for a DLR crossing at Gallions Reach.

  • Green Alliance Report (1)

    A recent Green Alliance report highlighted embodied carbon in construction as a key opportunity to accelerate London’s transition to becoming a zero-carbon city. How will this affect your...

  • Preparing the water industry for winter

    What changes have been made to engagement and planning with the water industry since the spring 2018 freeze / thaw event that saw thousands of Londoners without water?

  • Lack of information collected by the Civil Aviation Authority regarding flights over east and south east London

    Following a recent request for information from the Civil Aviation Authority (Environmental Information Regulations reference E0004023) it was stated that the CAA does not hold specific...

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (5)

    The Real Urban Emissions Initiative states its objective is to determine distance specific emissions in grams of NOx per km, but its report only presents emissions from buses, for example in...

  • Putney High Street pollution (1)

    In 2018,‎ what was the highest recorded level of NOx pollution and PM pollution on Putney High Street?

  • Public London Charter

    In response to a September 2017 London Assembly motion, you promised to develop London Plan policies to ensure public spaces are open and accessible for all with the minimum of rules, whether...

  • Noise exposure on the Victoria Line

    In response to a customer complaint (ref 11782724) about noise levels on the Victoria Line, especially between King’s Cross and Highbury and Islington and between Vauxhall and Stockwell it...

  • Effects of winter air pollution on child health

    A joint letter from the Royal College of Paediatricians, Royal College of Physicians, and Unicef warned that thousands of children will be hospitalised by poor air quality this winter. What...

  • Higher levels of pollution on Brixton Road (5)

    A constituent has informed me that the Brixton Road pollution monitor is not working. When was this monitor last working and when will it be fixed?

  • Kensal Corridor

    In response to my question (November last year) you stated that TfL officers are working with Brent Officers on the scheme. There is considerable level of dissatisfaction about the length of time...

  • Old Oak London Overground Stations

    In order for two new London Overground Stations at Old Oak to be open in 2026, will you outline the timetable that would have to be met, including the date by which TfL would need to have gained...

  • Wimbledon Town Centre pollution

    In 2018,‎ what was the highest recorded level of NOx pollution and PM pollution in Wimbledon Town Centre?

  • Adult Education Budget

    How will the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) be used to support young people post-16, who have experienced school exclusion or have been in a pupil referral unit, to develop the necessary...

  • Driverless Trains

    What work has been done by London Underground since 2016 on driverless trains?

  • Victoria Coach Station

    Will you take this opportunity to promise my constituents that the Victoria Coach Station will not be moved to Royal Oak?

  • Proposed Bus Service Changes Consultation (1)

    The consultation on ‘Proposed bus service changes in Richmond, Twickenham and Whitton’ (which also significantly affects Hounslow) closed on 6th January. How much money will TfL save...

  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

    In the Education Panel’s report, Together, on how better to support children and young people with SEND we noted how, given the continual pressure on local authority budgets, more children...

  • The Real Urban Emissions Vehicle Report (2)

    How much has been paid by TfL or other parts of the Greater London Authority to The Real Urban Emissions Initiative, either directly or indirectly?

  • Commissioner Dick and Brexit

    I note Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dick’s statement on 27 December 2018 that: ‘A no-deal Brexit could be financially costly and put the public at risk.’1 I...

  • TfL’s Passenger Journeys (3)

    There has been a downgrade of passenger numbers forecast between the 2016 and 2017 and 2018 plans. Will we expect a further downgrade in the 2019 business plan?

  • KSI’s on London’s Roads

    You are going to miss your target of a 65 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured by 2022 by 10 per cent. Can you explain why this target will be missed and what...

  • Taxi and Private Hire Trade (6)

    It has been reported that some taxi drivers do not report alleged wrongdoing by app companies and turn a blind eye in fear of deactivation, or do not report alleged crimes for fear of being...

  • Taxi and Private Hire Trade (5)

    Given that unregulated Taxi App companies hold a significant amount of taxi drivers’ money at any one point, can you explain what protections are in place for drivers should an App company...

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The London Assembly is a 25-member elected body, part of the Greater London Authority, that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London.

The London Assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Tower Bridge. The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners (transport, environmental matters, etc.), publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.

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