London Assembly

Friday, 31 May 2019

  • Airport expansion

    In light of the climate emergency and your clear opposition to Heathrow expansion, will you reconsider your position on expansion at London City and Gatwick airports?

  • Taxi and PH Financial Summary

    The Taxi & PH financial summary 2017/18 showed the net regulatory position has worsened from a £5.4m deficit to a £18.3m deficit, will the Mayor give details of the licence fee...

  • Turning circle requirement for taxis

    Do you support scrapping the turning circle requirement for licensed taxis? What is the justification for the retention of this policy?

  • Safer Neighbourhood Teams

    Please provide an answer for Questions 2018/2099 and 2018/3029, asked in September and November 2018. Since you failed to provide a response, please now give the figures as at May 2019.

  • Advanced Stop Lines (1)

    In the last 12 months how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to drivers, motorcyclists and scooter riders for illegally crossing Advanced Stop Lines in London?

  • Intersectional Pay Gaps in the Metropolitan Police

    In your answer to question MQ 2019/0236, you made reference to previously published data on the pay differential between men and women, and white people and BAME people, but you did not fully...

  • Taxis and Mental Health (2)

    Taxi drivers are in fear of having their licence revoked or suspended if they receive medication they may desperately need from their GP. What assurances can you give to taxi drivers that...

  • Taxis and Mental Health (1)

    What are you going to do to increase support for taxi drivers suffering from mental health issues?

  • Loughborough University's fatigue survey of London's bus drivers (2)

    Please provide me with all correspondence between TfL and Loughborough University regarding the agreed terms of reference, the budget and milestones for Loughborough University's fatigue...

  • Met Police – Civilian Jobs

    A resident has raised an issue about many Met officers currently undertaking ‘civilian jobs in the offices’. When is the Mayor going to put them back on the streets instead of...

  • Policing on the Transport for London Network (3)

    Following MQT 2017/4482 can you now confirm how many warranted officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), traffic wardens or police staff were provided in 2017/18? Please...

  • Policing on the Transport for London Network (4)

    Following MQT 2017/4482 can you now confirm how many warranted officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), traffic wardens or police staff do you expect to be provided over the...

  • Arrests of National Action Members

    How many national action members were arrested in London in 2017/18 and 2018/19?

  • Abuse of MPs and other Politicians

    Following on from my question 2019/6336 has any new guidance been given in relation to the threats to MPs? I understand that the Metropolitan Police Service has initiated ‘Operation...

  • False house sale frauds

    For each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 please provide the number of false house sale frauds, e.g. selling a house not owned by the seller, reported to the MPS.

  • Speed Cameras on the A10

    Can you update me on the progress being made on installing speed cameras on the A10 in Enfield? Speeding and racing are a real problem that I have raised a number of times before.

  • Tenant frauds

    For each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 please provide the number of tenant frauds reported to the MPS.

  • Met Police Officer Cancelled Rest Days 2018/19

    How many Met Police rest days were cancelled in each month of 2018/19 financial year?

  • Metropolitan Police harassment grievances

    How many harassment grievances has the Metropolitan Police received against officers in each of the last 3 years; and how many of those grievances were found to be well founded?

  • Shortage of fleet-owned rental taxis

    What mechanisms does the Mayor have in place in the event of a shortage of fleet-owned rental taxis due to the restructured delicensing scheme?

  • Transport for London, Arriva and Noise and Light Pollution Around Chingford Station (3)

    So far Transport for London and Arriva have offered to build a garden to deal with the noise and light pollution from Chingford Station. Please explain this woefully inadequate response to the...

  • Crime Prevention in Islington

    A constituent reports that both of her sons, aged 12 and 16, have been victims of robbery (one at knifepoint) in Islington. Please report the initiatives Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime...

  • Transport for London, Arriva and Noise and Light Pollution Around Chingford Station (1)

    My constituents in Chingford are being forced to endure levels of noise and light pollution from Chingford Station which exceed World Health Organisation guidelines and causing them misery...

  • Special constables 6

    What is the current free travel scheme available to special constables?

  • Santander cycle hire docking stations

    A number of Santander cycle hire docking stations are shown on TfL’s website as ‘removed’.  Please clarify the status of each of these docking stations and the timescale...

  • Special constables 8

    What other benefits are available to special constables?

  • Special constables 1

    In relation to the below question, please can you answer the following: • Does the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) allow businesses who participate to have the resulting special...

  • Special constables 3

    How much is the average annual cost of a special constable to the Metropolitan Police?

  • Special constables 4

    Beyond standard training, can special constables train for any specialisms, if so, please can you list them?

  • Taxi Conditions of Fitness

    Has the Mayor considered reviewing the Taxi Conditions of Fitness, especially with regard to the turning circle requirement?

  • TfL’s Monitoring of Croydon Tram Operator's Safety Performance

    In your response to Question 2019/4031 you mention the existence of a regular trams governance, safety and risk meeting which took place after the Joint TfL/First Group Joint Safety Panel...

  • Tackling far-right extremism (4)

    What work is taking place a) in City Hall, b) within MOPAC, and c) within the Metropolitan Police Service to help local communities work together to challenge far-right activity and reduce hate crime?

  • Greater London Authority bodies supply chain contracts

    Would you consider requiring TfL, the Metropolitan Police, and the Fire Service introduce new contract conditions, at the earliest opportunity, to require suppliers to disclose their...

  • Tackling far-right extremism (2)

    What assessment have you made of the level of resources available across the GLA group of organisations to supporting victims of racist and religious hate crime caused by far-right extremism,...

  • Metropolitan Police’s external entry detective scheme

    The data in response to Question No. 2019/4065 shows that almost 12% of those who entered the external entry detective scheme in 2017/18 left within 12 months, while over 4% of the 2018/19 cohort...

  • 357 Bus into Whipps Cross

    Changes to timetables are negatively impacting upon my constituents, making it increasingly difficult for those with limited mobility and health issues to access Whipps Cross Hospital via public...

  • Funding for Crime Prevention in Islington

    Please explain the crime prevention initiatives you are supporting (through the Young Londoners Fund and other enterprises) in Islington.

  • Victim support

    The Victims’ Commissioner’s report on the Victims’ Code of Practice called for a multi-agency Victim Care Unit. How would this differ from the Integrated Victim and Witness...

  • Restorative justice

    What are you doing to promote the merits of restorative justice, particularly given some in the Metropolitan Police are sceptical of it, as made clear in MOPAC’s Justice Matters roundtable...

  • Met Police and London Fire Brigade affiliation to Electronics Watch

    Are the Metropolitan Police and Fire Service to affiliate to Electronics Watch, as recommended by UNISON?

  • Putney Garage

    I have been approached by bus drivers from Putney Bus garage about the disgusting state of driver roadside toilets, some being locked and some being frankly indescribable. What is Transport for...

  • Call-ins

    On schemes that you have called in and determined since coming to office, could you provide a breakdown of the total number of units by bedroom-size and tenure, and the changes to each that have...

  • Hackney Wick Train Disruption

    Will Transport for London work with Arriva to improve the reliability of the trains serving Hackney Wick station, particularly during the evening, given the importance of the night time economy...

  • Policing on the Transport for London Network (2)

    Following MQ 2018/0672 can you set out funding projections for 2019/20 to 2023/24 across the Transport for London network. Please break down by financial year and by police force.

  • Policing on the Transport for London Network (1)

    Following MQ 2017/4480 can you now confirm what funding you provided in 2017/18? Please break down by police force.

  • Live facial recognition technology strategy (2)

    In answer to my question 2019/6098 you told me: “The Metropolitan Police is developing its strategic approach to live facial recognition (LFR) technology.” Is the Metropolitan Police...

  • Rescue and Response Referrals

    Are all referrals to Rescue and Response made through the online form, available here? How are other referrals made if there are other means?...

  • Gospel Oak to Barking Line

    Will you make a statement on when you expect the new trains to be available and running on the line? How much longer will passengers have to put up with a sub-standard service?

  • Special constables 7

    Is the £150 council tax discount for special constables a one off or will it continue into the future and how much did it cost?

  • Security Funding for Places of Worship

    Last month I signed a letter organised by Kate Green MP to call on the Home Secretary to release security funding for places of worship and to simplify the application process....

  • Uber [1]

    Constituents have raised that Uber are operating unlawful discriminatory practices against wheelchair users, in requiring them to book larger, far more expensive cars unnecessarily, when asked to...

  • Mornington Crescent bus stops

    Do you agree that there is no reason now, with the bendy buses gone and one fewer bus route stopping there, for the two bus stops outside the Mornington Crescent tube station not to be reunited,...

  • Uber [2]

    Uber make it virtually impossible for customers to make an email complaint or indeed any other kind of complaint. Will you investigate this and require them to operate an accessible complaints...

  • Eco protests

    Please provide the cost with a breakdown for the policing of the April eco protests in central London?

  • Tackling far-right extremism (5)

    What number and proportion of perpetrators arrested by the Metropolitan Police Service in London for racist or religious hate crime have been referred to the Prevent or Channel programmes? Could...

  • Policing Operation concerning Julian Assange Costs

    How much has the policing operation concerning Julian Assange, ensconced in the Ecuadorean Embassy to avoid his arrest warrant, cost in total?

  • Met overspend/underspend

    For each of the financial years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 what was the Met overspend or underspend?

  • Rescue and Response Update

    The Rescue and Response service is funded by MOPAC to support young Londoners affected by county lines activity. Please provide an update on the work of the project since it was set up.

  • Taxi and PH sexual offences

    For each of the financial years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, please provide the number of taxi drivers reported for sexual offences For each of the financial years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19,...

  • Rescue and Response Borough Response

    How are all boroughs notified of the work of and support offered by Rescue and Response? Has the response to Rescue and Response from boroughs been positive?

  • Assaults in PHVs and Black Cabs

    How does TfL log assaults on passengers for black cabs and PHVs and are these figures kept separately?

  • Camden - Tottenham Hale cycle route (1)

    As it seems TfL’s plans involve an encroachment into Finsbury Park, which is a Green Registered Park and Garden, can you confirm whether TfL have consulted Historic England on its proposals?

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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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