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London Assembly

Thursday, 19 December 2019

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report (3)

    Following the publication of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report what action will you take to restore Londoners’ faith in the London Fire Brigade?

  • Community Initiatives to tackle Domestic Abuse

    What work are you undertaking to work with local businesses so that they can spot the signs and report Domestic Abuse?

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report (4)

    What realistic lengths does the London Fire Brigade need to go to ensure an incident like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again?

  • Phase 1 Grenfell Fire Report (1)

    With the Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry highlighting multiple errors and oversights by the London Fire Brigade, what actions are you taking to ensure these multiple failures are remedied,...

  • Knife Arches 2

    How many Tube stations, if any, currently have knife arches? How has this number changed each year since 2015/16?

  • Knfie arches 3

    For each of the years Nov 16 to Oct 17, Nov 17 to Oct 18 and Nov 18 to Oct 19, please provide the number of knife arches deployed in tube stations, broken down by station.

  • Fatigue Audit IA 13744 (1)

    Point 4.0 (page 9) of the 2014 internal audit of TOL's Croydon Tram operation (IA 13 744), contains information that an outside audit by a company called "AbsTracked Solutions” found seven...

  • ULEZ enforcement (3)

    What has the income from ULEZ enforcement been allocated to so far?

  • Stalking

    For each of the years Nov 16 to Oct 17, Nov 17 to Oct 18 and Nov 18 to Oct 19, please can you provide the number of instances of stalking recorded by the police, broken down by stalking type...

  • Santander bikes 2

    For each of the years Nov 16 to Oct 17, Nov 17 to Oct 18 and Nov 18 to Oct 19, please can you provide how many Santander bikes have been stolen?

  • Control unit integration

    What progress is being made with London Fire Brigade control unit integration in ‘role to rank’ and what problems have there been with the plan?

  • Overhead cable fires

    How many times has an overhead rail cable caught fire in each year since 2010?

  • Measuring actions on policing and crime

    With the recent report mapping your strategies highlighting that 84% of your actions on policing and crime are not measurable, what actions will you take in order to review if any changes can be...

  • Heathrow Community Noise Forum

    In September and October 2019, you and your team received an invitation to participate in the Heathrow Community Noise Forum. The purpose of this forum is to discuss: “the planning and...

  • Borough Reduction and Recycling Plans

    Your Environment Strategy stipulates that all boroughs must submit a Reduction and Recycling Plan (RRP) by 2020. Can you provide an update on: a) how many RRPs you have received, b) which...

  • Transport for London Procurement strategy

    In an update to the Environment Committee on 11 November 2019 your Deputy Mayor for Environment has said that Transport for London (TfL) will produce an updated procurement strategy for energy by...

  • Solar on school buildings

    In your answer to my question 2018/0944 on solar photovoltaics (PV) on school roofs you said there had been “significant additional activity across some Boroughs”. Can you provide an...

  • Fuel Poverty Support Fund

    The London Assembly Environment Committee report, Keeping out the chill, February 2019 recommended you write to the Environment Committee detailing how energy advice services are evaluated during...

  • Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) use of ramming tactics (2)

    How many times have Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) used ramming tactics against suspects since December 2018, including (a) monthly breakdown, (b) the type of vehicle used by the suspect and,...

  • Ancient Oak trees in Sydenham Hill Woods

    A constituent has contacted me raising concerns about Southwark Council’s proposals to fell two ancient Oak trees in Sydenham Hill Woods. They ask if you will write to Southwark Council...

  • Climate emergency – one year on

    A year ago, you stood with the London Assembly and agreed with our motion to declare a climate emergency in London. The London Assembly said we would welcome further ambitious steps and called on...

  • Recycling targets

    One of the areas you have implemented changes in Reduction and Recycling Plans (RRPs) is through “increased recycling targets for 2022”. Can you provide details of what these...

  • Tackling overcrowding at Clapham North tube station

    A constituent has contacted me with the following question. If tube overcrowding at Clapham North is a concern why has TfL not funded any improvements to the bus networks nor created new direct...

  • Drivers on the Elizabeth Line

    Please set out in detail where drivers who have been trained for the Elizabeth Line are currently operating, setting out (1) how many are in full time employment and where they are working, (2)...

  • Uber London Limited

    On the 22nd September 2017 the General Manager of Uber London Limited was sent a 21 page letter setting out TfL’s reasons for not renewing its London Private Hire Vehicles Operator’s...

  • Silvertown Tunnel

    In assessing alternatives to the Silvertown Tunnel did TfL specifically examine the impact that tolling the Blackwall tunnel would have with the revenue generated used to provide free bus and...

  • Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) use of ramming tactics (1)

    Under what circumstances do the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) use ramming tactics?

  • Appendix 1 to TfL 94050 Bus Driver Fatigue Specification

    Thank you for providing me with the Bus Driver Fatigue Specification (TfL 94050 Bus Driver Fatigue) to the Loughborough University Fatigue Study requested in 2019/12006. Please provide me with...

  • Clapham High Street services to Victoria

    I have been contacted by local residents who wish to know why TfL appears consistently opposed to Clapham High Street having any direct train service to Victoria, such as via the...

  • Allowing people to donate money to homeless charities from dormant Oyster cards

    Will you take steps to make it possible for people to easily donate their credit and deposits on dormant Oyster cards to homeless charities?

  • Options open to owners of Euro 5 Mercedes Vitos

    Please set out the viable economic options that are available to taxi drivers who are facing retirement but wish to continue working for a few more years and currently own Euro 5 Mercedes Vitos.

  • Closure of 48 Bus Route

    Previously my constituents could use the 48 bus to get from Walthamstow Bus Station to London Bridge Bus Station. Now the TfL journey finder recommends two changes (55 to Lea Bridge Roundabout;...

  • Warmer Homes and vulnerable people

    The London Assembly Environment Committee report, Keeping out the chill, February 2019, recommended an assessment of how well your Warmer Homes programme was reaching children, older or disabled...

  • Energy advisors

    The London Assembly Environment Committee report, Keeping out the chill, February 2019, recommended you prioritise training and deployment of energy advisors to complement your work on energy...

  • Thefts on London Buses and the Underground (3)

    Data for the last year shows that people over the age of 65 are increasingly being targeted by thieves and account for over 20% of all thefts on our transport network. What targeted actions are...

  • Increase in those who consider Anti-Semitism a serious problem in the UK and London

    In December last year Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights was...

  • Thefts on London Buses and the Underground

    What are you doing to ensure people feel safe on London’s transport network considering that for the 2018/19-year thefts increased by 20% on the previous year?

  • Thefts on London Buses and the Underground (2)

    What are you doing, working with British Transport Police, to tackle the increase in thefts on our transport network?

  • Donations towards the cost of purchasing fire engines

    Could you provide a breakdown of any donations received by the London Fire Brigade towards the purchase of fire engines, fire vehicles and other service equipment in the last year, including...

  • Recycling rates

    With a fall in recycling rates in London in the last year, can you please explain why you think such a fall has occurred and what you plan to do within your powers to ensure that recycling rates...

  • Seven-car Class 345s

    I understand that the number of carriages on the new Class 345 trains operating on the section of rail between Liverpool Street and Shenfield has been reduced to seven carriages. What is the...

  • Bombardier removing trailer vehicles at Old Oak Common

    It has been reported in the media that the manufacturer Bombardier is removing two trailer vehicles from selected electric multiple units (EMUs) at Old Oak Common, before the EMU are transferred...

  • Predictive Mapping Programs Used by the Met (2)

    It has been claimed that police forces across the UK are not fully aware how predictive mapping programs work. What are you doing to ensure both the Met and the public understand how these...

  • Predictive Mapping Programs Used by the Met (3)

    Do you accept that a reliance on such predictive mapping programs and algorithms can lead to a significant risk of so-called ‘automation bias’, where police officers are deferring key...

  • Predictive mapping programs used by the Met (4)

    It has been claimed that predictive mapping programs and algorithms reflect and re-enforce existing patterns of discrimination, which will often mean officers will be directed to attend already...

  • Police station capacity for new officers

    With a programme of police station closures underway across London please advise where the thousands of new officers you are expecting to recruit to the Met are going to be based?

  • Use of agency staff by bus companies

    Are you content that agency staff used by companies operating on bus routes tendered by TfL receive the same level of inspection and enforcement of safety standards, such as those relating to...

  • Predictive Mapping Programs Used by the Met (1)

    A recent report by Liberty has named the Met as one of the police forces that uses, or plans to use, predictive mapping programs to predict crime. Please explain how these mapping programs work...

  • Bombardier Train delivery and Chingford Station

    Residents of Springfield Road in Chingford have been forced to endure debilitating noise from Chingford Depot for the last seven years. They were told that this would be brought to an end with...

  • Police discrimination during Extinction Rebellion protests

    Following the independent report by The Network for Police Monitoring, which concluded that during the recent Extinction Rebellion protests the police “systematically discriminated against...

  • Tube Noise in Seven Sisters (1)

    I am still receiving complains about increased noise from the Victoria tube line in the Seven Sisters area of Tottenham – both at night and daytime. What were the results of TfL’s...

  • Tube Noise in Seven Sisters (2)

    What other options to alleviate Tube Noise in the Seven Sisters area were considered and why were they not pursued?

  • Emergency Food Parcels in London (1)

    Trussell Trust data shows that 88,379 emergency food parcels were provided in London between April to September 2019 (https://www.trusselltrust.org/news-and-blog/latest-stats/mi d-year-stats/)....

  • Family sized affordable homes

    The latest London Plan Annual Monitoring Report finds that “Bexley, Bromley, the City of London and Kingston upon Thames recorded no completions of affordable homes with three bedrooms or...

  • Family sized affordable homes (2)

    From table 3.31 of the latest London Plan Annual Monitoring Report, could you provide the number of new conventional homes in the pipeline in each borough and tenure that are...

  • Universal Free School Meal Provision

    One of the Mayor’s strategic priorities is tackling child health inequalities and good nutrition is central to reducing such inequalities. Does the Mayor therefore agree that as schools are...

  • Music Tourism in London (5)

    Research by UK Music has shown that employment rose by 74% in London’s festival sector. How are you working with festivals to ensure good employment conditions for festival workers?

  • Theatre Tourism in London (2)

    How are you promoting theatre tourism for prospective international visitors?

  • London Growth Hubs

    Just over 35% of London First businesses felt that a lack of government guidance was one of the biggest barriers in preparing for a no-deal Brexit...

  • Ethnicity Pay Gap in London

    London has the highest ethnicity pay gap in the United Kingdom at 21.7% (https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwo rk/earningsandworkinghours/articles/ethnicitypaygapsingreatb...

  • Impact of Brexit on Construction Sector

    Research from the Greater London Authority’s Economics Unit has found that 30% of people working in construction were born in the European Economic Area (but outside of the United Kingdom)....

  • Impact of Brexit on Retail Sector Employment

    Research from the Greater London Authority’s Economics Unit has found that 13% of people working in the wholesale and retail sector in London were born in the European Economic Area (but...

  • Borough of Culture Impact on Local Economy

    How has the Borough of Culture programme enhanced the economy of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, the London Borough of Brent, and the other Boroughs awarded funding for specific...

  • Lane rental

    Thames Water was recently ordered to pay more than £2,500 in fines and legal costs after prolonged and poorly managed roadworks in my constituency caused transport disruption in the area....

  • Deputy Mayor - Housing

    Could you confirm whether, having added Housing to his responsibilities, your Deputy Mayor for Planning and Regeneration has advised on any significant changes to current policy in order to...

  • High performance cars

    Regarding the visibility of high performance cars, especially in the middle of the night at petrol stations and other late night premises occupied by alleged gang members. Some of my constituents...

  • London Plan

    What is the London Plan doing to encourage refurbishment rather than demolition of buildings to drive sustainability?

  • Good food retail plans (1)

    How many good food retail plans have been implemented by boroughs?

  • Improving healthy start voucher use (1)

    What has been the take up of healthy start vouchers in each year since the publication of your food strategy?

  • GLA call-in of NHS sites

    In each year of your Mayoralty, how many planning applications on NHS or ex-NHS land have been called in by the GLA?

  • Romance Fraudsters (1)

    Will work does the Metropolitan Police undertake with dating apps/online sites to ensure that romance fraudsters are not able to operate on such sites?

  • CPS Rape thresholds

    What work have you done to understand the recent suggestions that the CPS has raised the threshold for bringing prosecutions for the serious offence of rape? What contact/representations have you...

  • Romance Fraudsters (2)

    Do you support calls for a romance fraudster database that could warn potential victims of likely harm?

  • Waste Crime (1)

    How does the Met currently work with the Environment Agency to help tackle the problem of illegal waste sites?

  • Illegal Waste sites

    At how many illegal waste sites have the Met been required to provide enforcement action in order to help shut them down?

  • Illegal Waste sites

    If possible, please provide a breakdown, by borough, of the number of illegal waste sites that have required enforcement action to be taken against them from 2016 to date.

  • Waste Crime (2)

    Does the Met have a strategy in place to deal with illegal waste disposal and the organised criminal gangs involved in this type of crime?

  • Re-referral to the National Referral Mechanism (1)

    How many people have been referred more than once by the Met to the Government’s National Referral Mechanism for Modern Slavery since 2010?

  • Re-referral to the National Referral Mechanism (2)

    Please can you provide information on the greatest number of times a single individual has been referred by the Met to the National Referral Mechanism?

  • Modern Slavery and waste crime

    How many referrals have been made to the National Referral Mechanism by the Met from people discovered working for a company or organised criminal gang illegally disposing of waste?

  • Trees (2)

    Are you on course to meet your tree planting target?

  • Strategic Investment Fund

    Can you provide a list of individual projects which have received money from the Strategic Investment Fund - including how much and when the funding was allocated?

  • The Mayor’s London Scientist Programme

    Please give a breakdown of how many primary and secondary students the Mayor’s London Scientist Programme has funded to undertake science projects and achieve the national CREST Award?

  • Trees (1)

    How many trees per borough have been planted by the Mayor since May 2016?

  • Not-Spot Team

    How many not-spots have your not-spot team cracked down on?

  • Faulty Tube Trains

    On Thursday 5th December 2019 Tube passengers on the Circle, Hammersmith and City, District and Metropolitan lines were hit by severe delays during rush hour due to “faulty trains”....

  • Responsibility for TfL’s ‘world leading’ Bus Safety Programme launched on 1 February 2016

    Further to your response to MQ 2016/3562, who is the TfL executive you hold responsible for achieving the goals of the ‘world leading’ Bus Safety Programme TfL announced on 1 February...

  • Bus Crash Investigations

    A 2018 TRL Report about TfL’s Bus Safety Standard - http://content.tfl.gov.uk/analysis-of-bus-collisions-and-ide ntification-of-countermeasures.pdf - stated that “Incident...

  • ULEZ enforcement (4)

    Can you give a breakdown of the number of non-compliant petrol vehicles and non-compliant diesel vehicles entering the ULEZ in the first 6 months, broken down by month?

  • Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft

    The 2017-2019 Government introduced the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill to modernise airspace and tackle illegal use of unmanned aircraft. Based on your submissions to...

  • Domestic abuse investigators

    How many of the Met’s Domestic abuse investigators left their posts through attrition in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date?

  • Future Immigration System

    The Confederation of Passenger Transport has warned that plans to introduce a £30,000 salary threshold as part of a future immigration system risks a shortage of workers across the bus...

  • Trident Gender Breakdown

    In response to question 2019/19971 you directed me to the Met Workforce Data Report. The data there suggests that no officers work for trident. Please provide a detailed answer to my question...

  • Gender Breakdown of Gangs Matrix

    What is the current gender breakdown of individuals on the gangs matrix?

  • Police Officer wellbeing

    Following the successful trial of meditation lessons in other forces it is reported that these will be made available to all 200,000 police staff in England and Wales. Please can you explain how...

  • Metropolitan Line (2)

    What longer term work is TfL undertaking to ensure that the problems currently occurring on the Metropolitan Line are not repeated across the network?

  • Metropolitan Line (3)

    When do you anticipate that the new tube signalling system will be fully functional and no longer be causing regular delays on the Metropolitan Line?

  • Staff Costs

    How much money has been spent by the GLA on staffing costs and salaries, in the years 18/19 and 19/20 to date?

  • Temporary Staff Costs

    How much money has been spent by the GLA on temporary staff including off contract temporary workers in the years 18/19 and 19/20 to date?

  • Temporary Staff Numbers

    How many temporary workers have been employed by the GLA in the years 18/19 and 19/20 to date?

  • The Mayor’s Construction Academy

    Please provide a breakdown of how many more female and BAME Londoners now work within the construction sector due to the Mayor’s Construction Academy since you have been Mayor?

  • Digital Talent Programme

    Please provide a breakdown of how many more female and BAME Londoners now a part of the tech workforce due to the Digital Talent programme since you have been Mayor?

  • Borough carbon offset survey (1)

    Your carbon offset survey results revealed worrying discrepancies between Boroughs in terms of the amount secured and collected. What support, and if necessary, penalties and enforcement actions,...

  • Appointment of TfL Chief Safety Officer

    On 11 September 2019, Deputy Mayor Heidi Alexander announced the appointment of a new TfL Chief HSE Officer reporting directly to the Commissioner. What recruitment process was followed before...

  • GPS tagging pilot

    What are the emerging conclusions of the GPS tagging pilot to tackle violent crime?

  • PHVs and the Congestion Charge (7)

    Please provide me with the Average Number of Taxis Detected in CC Zone During Charging Hours each Charging Day. Please break down the data by calendar month and provide data for July 2018 to...

  • PHVs and the Congestion Charge (6)

    Please provide me with the Average Number of PHVs Detected in CC Zone During Charging Hours each Charging Day. Please break down the data by calendar month and provide data for July 2018 to...

  • PHVs and the Congestion Charge (4)

    Since 8 April 2019 how many private hire vehicles have received Congestion Charge penalty charge notices? Please break down the figures by month.

  • PHVs and the Congestion Charge (2)

    Private hire vehicles that are designated as wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) will retain the exemption, but only when carrying out a private hire booking for a TfL-licensed private hire...

  • Retrofit accelerator

    I welcome the deep whole-house retrofit approach being taken by the new retrofit accelerator. What lessons have been learned and changes made from the predecessor home retrofitting programmes?

  • Safeguarding Processes for Gang Associated Young People

    Please explain the safeguarding processes used by police where they are concerned that a child may be at risk from gang activities but is not involved in criminality?

  • Cuts to Export Tariffs and Feed-in-Tariffs (2)

    You recently provided me with data showing that London currently has around 78,004 kW of solar capacity. How much more would be possible if Government had not cut the Export Tariff and Feed-in-Tariff?

  • Cuts to Export Tariffs and Feed-in-Tariffs (3)

    What assessment have you made of the potential solar capacity in London and is achieving this feasible in the context of the cuts?

  • Access to nature (2)

    What data is available on Londoners’ usage of and satisfaction with our green open spaces?

  • Cuts to Export Tariffs and Feed-in-Tariffs (1)

    What estimate have you made of the amount London has lost as a result of the Government’s cuts to Export Tariffs and FiTs?

  • Access to nature (1)

    The Wildlife Trusts recently recommended that children should spend an hour a day in nature. Will you conduct an assessment of how much time children in London spend in nature?

  • PHVs and the Congestion Charge (8)

    What review, if any, has TfL conducted on the effectiveness of removing the congestion charge discount from Private Hire Vehicles? If a review has been conducted will you publish it? If a review...

  • Met computers (2)

    How many Met computers use Windows XP?

  • Met computers (1)

    What is the Met’s Clearwell computer system and how much does it cost a year?

  • Tube noise in Fitzrovia [1]

    Why has rail-grinding not been carried out on the Northbound track of the Victoria Line in the Fitzroy Square area since February 2019? Given your recent letter to Assembly Members where you...

  • Upskirting on London underground

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, how many reports of upskirting on the London underground have been recorded?

  • Sex on TFL buses

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, how many reports of people having sex on TFL buses have been recorded?

  • Sex on London underground

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, how many reports of people having sex on the London underground have been...

  • Murder investigation teams

    How many police officers should be part of a murder investigation team and what is the average in the Met over the past year? Further to this, what is the maximum number of murder investigations...

  • Stirling Corner

    What is the latest on plans to improve pedestrian access around Stirling Corner?

  • Met computers (3)

    How many computer systems does the Met currently operate?

  • New Recruits

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, please can you provide the ethnic breakdown of Met police officer new recruits?

  • Disability employment gap

    What action are you taking at City Hall to address London's disability employment gap?

  • Crossrail

    Since the latest announcement of the ongoing delays to Crossrail, what meetings have you held with both TfL and Crossrail to address these continuing delays and what were the outcomes of these...

  • Late Night Transport Working Group (1)

    Who are the members of the Late Night Transport Working Group and what are its Terms of Reference?

  • Late Night Transport Working Group (2)

    What are the Key Performance Indicators for the Late Night Transport Working Group and how do you accurately measure its effectiveness?

  • Late Night Transport Working Group (3)

    What have been the outcomes so far of the Late Night Transport Working Group?

  • Air quality monitoring assessment DD2391

    When will the air quality monitoring assessment in decision number DD2391 begin, when will it conclude, and when will its results be made publicly available?

  • Mayor's Business Advisory Board

    What “creative and innovative ideas to improve City Hall policy making” has the Mayor’s Advisory Board come up with since its creation?

  • Room/Facility Hire

    Can you provide a breakdown for the last 3 years of money raised by the GLA from venue hire activities - including City Hall itself and any other locations/venues?

  • Skills for Londoners Apprenticeships

    How many apprenticeships have you created through Skills for Londoners to date?

  • Crowdfunding Targets

    Please provide a breakdown of how many crowdfunding projects which you have pledged money to have a) achieved their full funding target; and b) failed to meet their full funding target?

  • Mayor's Office Costs

    Could you provide updated figures for MQ 2018/2695, regarding the Mayor's office budget for the last 5 years, and the planned figures for next year?

  • Bank closures

    TSB have recently closed branches in my constituency. Given that banks are a vital community resource, especially for vulnerable people without internet access, what assessment have you made of...

  • Solar Together in Hackney

    Please provide details of the Solar Together scheme in Hackney, including application criteria and deadlines, that will help my constituents in joining the scheme.

  • Solar Together in Islington

    Constituents in Islington are reporting problems with applying for the Solar Together initiative. Please provide details of the Solar Together scheme in Islington, including application criteria...

  • Drill Artists

    How many convictions of Drill artists for gang-related or violent crimes have been made each year since 2016?

  • Solar Together in Waltham Forest

    Please provide details of the Solar Together scheme in Waltham Forest, including application criteria and deadlines, that will help my constituents in joining the scheme.

  • Fire and Rescue Unit crew mobility

    Concerns have been raised with me regarding a lack of station mobility for FRU-qualified firefighters. Will you consider how to ensure these essential staff do not become “trapped” by...

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report (1)

    What action are you taking to ensure the recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report are implemented promptly and effectively?

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report (2)

    What processes will you put in place to monitor the implementation of the recommendations made in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report?

  • Monitoring and enforcement of air pollution on construction sites

    As part of the development of Queen’s Square in Croydon the local authority has set as part of its planning condition a requirement for the applicant to provide a Construction Logistics...

  • Foodbank Use and Londoners

    One of my local foodbanks is appealing for extra donations over the Christmas period. Please outline how you are encouraging Londoners to support each other during challenging periods like Christmas?

  • Improving Air Quality in Tower Hamlets

    I welcome Tower Hamlets’ £200 000 air quality fund to support those with ideas for improving air quality in the borough. Please outline the ways in which your policies have supported...

  • Storage Audit

    How much money has the GLA spent on architects' fees following the City Hall storage audit?

  • Smart Working On-Costs

    What budget has been allocated for any on-costs incurred by the new smart working policy such as a greater need for IT support?

  • Notifying protesters of police action

    Why did the Met not send out a notification via social media of the Section 14 order imposed on Extinction Rebellion on 14 October 2019 until after the order had been issued?

  • 18-24 Year Olds London Living Wage (1)

    The London Living Wage applies to everyone over 18. How many young Londoners aged 18-24 are currently paid the London Living Wage?

  • 18-24 Year Olds London Living Wage (2)

    How many young Londoners aged 18-24 would receive a pay rise if all London’s employers paid the London Living Wage?

  • London Living Wage Employers

    How are you recognising and celebrating employers who pay the London Living Wage?

  • Live streaming sexual activity

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November, how many instances have been recorded of adults live streaming sexual activity...

  • London & Partners

    Please can you provide updated figures on MQT 2018/2396 regarding London & Partners funding over the last 7 years, and including the proposed figure for 2020/21?

  • GLA Productivity

    Please can you provide a breakdown of the GLA's annual productivity levels since 2016?

  • Music Tourism in London (1)

    Research by Music UK has shown that London remains the most popular destination in the UK for music tourism. 2.8million people came to London to attend live music events with £1.2billion...

  • Crimes on the parliamentary estate

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, how many crimes have been reported on the parliamentary estate, broken...

  • West Hampstead cottages refurbishment timeline

    In relation to DMFD34, now that a contractor has been assigned to the West Hampstead cottages, what is the timeline for the works and the completion date?

  • Fire safety qualification and training contract award (3)

    In relation to DMFD25 on the award of a fire safety training contract, why was the contractor Xact Consultancy and Training ltd chosen over Babcock?

  • LFB premise asset replacement works

    DMFD44 allocates £3,374,544 for premises asset replacement works. What items are contained under this heading that the money will be spent on?

  • Tube noise

    What is being done to reduce tube noise that affects residents living near tube lines?

  • Brexit

    What does the Brexit extension to 31 January 2020 mean for London’s economy and residents?

  • School cuts

    Have you lobbied the government to stress to them the deeply negative impact that school funding cuts are having on education and opportunities for young people in London?

  • Somali Bravanese Welfare Association

    Will you join me in welcoming news that the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association have finally moved into their new home at the Tarling Road Hub in East Finchley?

  • Gender Pay Gap in Senior Positions

    A survey from the Office for National Statistics shows the pay gap has widened from 13.9 to 15.9 per cent in highly paid senior management roles over the past year. The figures quoted for London...

  • Special Education Needs (SEN) Pupils

    Are you able to support special needs education (SEN) pupils in London who attend mainstream schools that don’t have the resources to support their full-time education? Do you know the...

  • Hammersmith Bridge (2)

    In your answer to question 2019/20455 you stated that an enhanced Dial-a-Ride is supporting local residents. What update has this had and what monitoring are you undertaking to ensure it covers a...

  • Electronic device sniffer dogs

    Following the information published in this article, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/dogs-in-metropolitan -police-s-taskforce-use-cyberscent-to-collar-criminals-ntwbt knjz Please can you...

  • Breathe London

    Thank you for your answer to question 2019/20430 on Breathe London. How will you determine where to place the additional 100 monitors?

  • Tree Week

    How many trees were planted in London during Tree Week and how many more do you expect to be planted during the winter?

  • Water fountains

    Where are the 15 potential locations for water fountains currently being explored by TfL and Thames Water? When do you expect these to be delivered?

  • Borough carbon offset survey (2)

    Even those Boroughs who have collected significant amounts via carbon offset funds report low spending levels. How can this be increased so that offset money is invested in the most effective way...

  • Drone crimes

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November, how many offences involving drones have been detected?

  • Food waste

    As we approach the end of the year, are you confident all Boroughs will meet your deadline to collect food waste? Which Boroughs will miss the deadline and when do you expect they will be in a...

  • Water reuse

    Given our climate emergency, have you considered strengthening your planning requirements in relation to water reuse in new developments?

  • 88 bus

    Are you satisfied with the performance of the 88 bus? Residents report to me that they are not, saying that the service is unreliable and with greater gaps between services.

  • Fires in other residential buildings with cladding

    Since the Grenfell Tower fire, how many primary fires have occurred in residential buildings below 18m high, with ACM or another form of cladding (e.g. timber or HPL) that proves to contribute to...

  • Non-ACM related suspension of stay put (1)

    Thank you for your answer to question 2019/20476 in which you stated 135 residential buildings have had stay put suspended. Please provide a categorisation of the reasons which have caused the...

  • Equal Pay

    How are you spreading best practice to employers across London, so that we can end the disparity in pay for women?

  • Impact of roadworks on LAS

    In your answer to question 2019/20580, you stated that “when such roadworks [that may have an impact on service delivery] are planned the London Ambulance Service are consulted by...

  • TfL - National Rail Season Tickets

    Can you provide a cost and number issued breakdown for the subsidised National Rail Season Tickets provided to TfL employees, for each of the last 5 years?

  • Good food retail plans (2)

    In each year since the publication of the Food Strategy, how much has the GLA spent on supporting good food retail plans?

  • Good food retail plans (3)

    What evaluation is being done of the good food retail plans?

  • Measuring Household Food Insecurity

    Please can you provide an update on the progress made against your ambition to measure household food insecurity set out in your London Food Strategy.

  • Overcrowding on the 55 and 26 Bus Routes at Peak Times (1)

    My constituents report severe overcrowding on bus routes through Hackney Central at peak times, particularly on the 55 and 26 routes going towards Shoreditch. This means that at peak times buses...

  • Boroughs affected by stay-put suspension

    Please provide a borough breakdown of the 117 residential buildings in London that have had stay put suspended because of the presence of ACM cladding, and for each borough note how many...

  • Non-ACM related suspension of stay put (3)

    Please provide a borough breakdown of the 135 buildings with stay put suspended for a reason other than ACM cladding, and for each borough note how many buildings are social sector and how many...

  • Net housing approvals

    For each of the last five years, can you provide the number of homes approved as part of non-major planning applications (i.e. those with fewer than 10 units or 1000 square metres of floorspace),...

  • Affordable Housing approvals (1)

    Table 3.19 in the latest London Plan Annual Monitoring report shows that 18% of net housing approvals in 2017-18 were for affordable housing. Can you provide this figure for the previous five...

  • Energy for Londoners and pre-payment meters

    Will your Energy for Londoners company supply households with pre-payment energy meters?

  • Early Years Hubs take up

    What impact have your early years hubs had on the quality and take up of childcare in the relevant areas covered?

  • Warmer Homes Advice Service lead borough

    Has a borough been appointed to run the pan-London Warmer Homes Advice Service yet?

  • Naloxone

    Does the Met equip police officers with Naloxone? If so, when did this start, how many officers, and how many times has it been used? If not, are there any plans to equip officers with Naloxone...

  • Welfare checks

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, how many welfare checks were conducted by the Met, if possible, broken...

  • Paedophile hunters arrests

    Giving a yearly breakdown since 2015/16, please state how many reports of ‘paedophile hunters’ the Met has received, how many arrests have been made and where these arrests have been...

  • Providing the Bus Service Hackney Needs

    Positive changes such as the bus fare freeze and hopper fare are only of use when bus services are well organised and easy to access. Hackney residents report that their local services have been...

  • School cuts (2)

    The NEU data also revealed that in most London Boroughs, 99% or 100% of schools face a funding shortfall. How are you supporting these schools and their staff to continue supporting...

  • School cuts (1)

    National Education Union data recently revealed the scale of the cuts that London’s schools have faced, with 13 of the top 20 English Boroughs with the deepest cuts in London. Is there any...

  • Access to nature (1)

    How do your education and urban greening programmes improve children’s access to nature, towards the one hour per day recommended by the Wildlife Trusts?

  • Manifesto for a Better Childhood

    The National Children’s Bureau have released a Manifesto for a Better Childhood. Are you implementing any of these recommendations in London and will you consider implementing more?

  • Housing pressures facing schools

    Thank you for your answer 2019/20631 on housing pressures facing schools. Will you be conducting a follow up assessment to the National Foundation for Educational Research 2018 report to assess...

  • Access to nature (2)

    How do you ensure that London’s green spaces are accessible to vulnerable and marginalised young people, such as those with SEND?

  • Young Londoners Fund (2)

    Will you be conducting an evaluation of the fund as a whole in meeting its aims?

  • Young Londoners Fund (1)

    With round two now closed, has all the £45m YLF money been allocated and, if so, how will you build on and develop this programme?

  • Metropolitan Line (1)

    What regular contact are you having with TfL regarding the continuing delays and problems with the Metropolitan Line?

  • Green Belt developments

    Can you provide a list of all planning applications which have been approved in the past five years which have included development on Green Belt or Metropolitan Open Land?

  • GLA Surveys

    How much money has the GLA paid external companies to conduct internal staff surveys since May 2016?

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