London Assembly

Thursday, 16 January 2020

  • Tube noise in Fitzrovia [3]

    How frequently do TfL plan to carry out rail-grinding in the Fitzrovia area until a more permanent solution to residents’ noise nuisance is implemented? What is the timeframe for resolution...

  • Child protection (2)

    The Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services' post-inspection report on the Metropolitan Police Service's child protection practices noted that not all of the...

  • Track Grinding Across the TfL Network

    Please provide details of the track grinding programme across the TfL network during 2020.

  • Counter Terrorism (2)

    MOPAC’s annual report states that 64% of Londoners don’t know how to seek help from the authorities if they feel someone is being radicalised. Considering this, do you foresee...

  • Forensics 3

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, what is the average length of time to process digital forensics, broken...

  • Forensics 2

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, what is the average length of time to process DNA forensics, broken down...

  • Forensics 1

    For each of the years December 2016 to November 2017, December 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2019, what is the average length of time to process all forensics, broken down...

  • UK Modern Slavery Helpline (2)

    Will you write to the Home Secretary asking that the Home Office directly fund the UK modern slavery helpline?

  • Rejection of 4 July 2019 London Assembly Motion on Croydon Tram Crash

    On 11 November 2019, a member of the public wrote to the Chair of the London Assembly alleging that you made 6 false or misleading statements in your 31 October 2019 letter rejecting the...

  • Action Fraud

    Are you satisfied with the performance of Action Fraud as the best way to investigate complaints from fraud victims in London?

  • County Lines

    What the Met is doing to target so called Drug Lords to cut off funding and logistics support to County Lines, and would the Deputy Commissioner offer a private briefing for Assembly Members on...

  • Knife bins (1)

    How many knife bins have there been in London in each month since 2015/16?

  • Counter Terrorism (1)

    Senior figures in the police and domestic violence services say that there are links between perpetrators of domestic violence becoming dangerous extremists, and also of children who witness...

  • Announcements on the London Underground

    To ask the Mayor what work TfL has carried out to study the efficacy of continuous health and safety and security announcements on the consciousness of the travelling public.

  • Delays 2

    How many Underground trains have been delayed or cancelled as a result of drivers being unavailable? Please provide an annual breakdown since 2015/16

  • Joint Waste Crime Unit

    How will the Met work with the newly established Joint Waste Crime Unit set up by the Environment agency to tackle the problem of Waste Crime in London?

  • Supporting Policing in Barking and Dagenham

    A constituent has raised concerns about visible cuts to police services in Barking. Please can you detail the ways in which you have sought to support the force in Barking and Dagenham and...

  • Gang flagged crime (1)

    How many gang-flagged crimes were committed in London in each of the following years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019?

  • Guidance for schools on adapting to climate change (3)

    Have you considered this as an opportunity to encourage schools to engage their pupils in learning about the climate emergency and contributing their ideas to resilience plans in an age...

  • Safer Streets programme

    Will you be applying to the £25m Safer Streets fund announced by the Government in October 2019? If so, which areas of London will you seek funding for, and when do you expect to receive...

  • August energy blackouts (3)

    What involvement did GLA family organisations have in Ofgem’s report into the energy blackouts of August 2019?

  • Fatigue Audit IA 17780

    When will you respond to Question 2019/19756?

  • First Group TOL’s public statements about Fatigue Management not being a factor in the Croydon Tram Crash

    When will you respond to Question 2019/19758?

  • PM2.5 link to hospital admissions

    New research suggests that high levels of PM2.5, even for short periods, are associated with increased hospital admissions for conditions including septicaemia, renal failure and electrolyte/...

  • Restoring London’s Roads and Transport Policing Command

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2019/20147. After the Prime Minister’s promise that more frontline officers will be able to be recruited in London, will you ensure this boost in...

  • Supported internships

    Will you be continuing and expanding the welcome collaboration with TfL to offer supported internships to Londoners with special educational needs and disabilities?

  • Hit and run prosecutions 2019

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2019/12046. Could you report the most recent figures for numbers of casualties relating to hit and runs in London in 2019, with a breakdown by: a) road...

  • Heat networks

    What do the Government’s proposed changes to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 mean for London given your draft new London Plan policies supporting heat networks for...

  • Guidance for schools on adapting to climate change (4)

    How will you ensure that this guidance is accessible to non-specialist staff and that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to adapt their adaptation plans to their individual...

  • Julian Assange (3)

    To what extent did the Metropolitan Police monitor supporters of Julian Assange who were present from time to time outside the Ecuadorian Embassy whilst he was resident there?

  • Julian Assange (2)

    Were you aware of a laser microphone allegedly being used by the Metropolitan Police to monitor the Ecuadorian Embassy when Julian Assange was resident? If so, to what extent was such equipment...

  • Julian Assange (1)

    Did the Metropolitan Police work with the CIA to monitor the Ecuadorian Embassy while Julian Assange was resident there? If so, were you aware of any collaboration between the Metropolitan Police...

  • 999 Response Times

    Please provide the average Metropolitan Police response times for 999 calls categorised as (i) I grade, (ii) S grade (iii) E grade and (iv) R grade since in 2019. Please provide a breakdown per...

  • Access to culture for young people

    Proud black Londoner Bernandine Evaristo has credited her recent, groundbreaking Booker Prize win with access to local cultural experiences as a teenager. Are today’s young black Londoners...

  • Crime over the Festive Period

    How many (i) burglaries, (ii) robberies and (iii) thefts were recorded each day between 19th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020?

  • Electoral Law

    To ask the Mayor, what training in election law is undertaken by those officers who police polling stations during general elections?

  • OPDC – Housing Infrastructure Fund (1)

    Can you explain the reasons for the OPDC’s U-turn that it will not pursue the ‘in principle’ £250M funding from the government's housing infrastructure fund to kick start...

  • Tube noise

    Further to your answer to Question No: 2019/20522, when will there be an evaluation of Delkor’s alternative track fastening on the Jubilee line? And as my constituents who live near to tube...

  • Guidance for schools on adapting to climate change (1)

    I am pleased to see you have commissioned the development of guidance for schools on adapting to climate change. Will you consider commissioning advice for other key public services such as GP...

  • Single-use packaging campaigns and initiatives

    The consultation draft of the GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2020-21 highlights funding for the provision of more drinking water fountains and behaviour change campaigns to drive a water...

  • Solar power in London

    Analysis by the London Assembly Environment Committee in 2015 showed that London had the lowest amount of installed solar power capacity in the UK. How did London compare with the other UK...

  • Outside Space in New Homes

    Do you have an estimate for the proportion of new homes built that include any private outside space as part of the property (garden, balcony etc), and what proportion meets the 5 square metres...

  • Sexual exploitation by rogue landlords

    How many: a) investigations, and b) prosecutions have there been in cases of ‘sex for rent’ sexual exploitation by rogue landlords?

  • Outdoor Play Space

    Given that planning applications will include this data, could you provide a figure for the net additional play and recreational space provided on-site by schemes referable to the Mayor in each...

  • Owl

    Please can you provide an update on funding for the crime prevention tool Owl?

  • Fraudulent Minicab Drivers

    Why did it take a BBC London News investigation to identify 2,000 fraudulent minicab drivers? Are you concerned TfL seems to be reactive rather than proactive in identifying fraud?

  • Knife Crime (2)

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many people have been convicted of a knife crime offence, and of those, how many had a previous knife crime offence?

  • OPDC – Delivery of Homes and Jobs (2)

    Are you confident that loss of the Cargiant site for Housing will not create a major hole in the delivery of 25,500 homes?

  • Electricity Grid

    What work have you undertaken to ensure the electricity grid is fit for purpose and will not impede the electric car roll out in London?

  • Recycling streams

    Not everything that can be recycled is recycled. What are your plans to ensure all residents can recycle the maximum amount of recyclable waste?

  • Night Time Enterprise Zone pilot project

    How are you measuring the success of your Night Time Enterprise Zone pilot project and what has been its success to date?

  • Safer Schools Officers

    You have currently failed to answer question 2019/20174 that was asked to you in November 2019. Please can you provide an update of the number of Safer School Officers that operate in London?

  • Policing Extinction Rebellion protests and the unlawful section 14 order (1)

    How much did the High Court case to defend the unlawful imposition of section 14 on 14 October 2019, which aimed to ban the Extinction Rebellion protests, cost the Metropolitan Police Service...

  • Offline air pollution monitors (1)

    How many times were the 100 fixed air pollution monitors in London: a) offline, broken or out of action, and b) for what duration, in 2019? Please provide this data by location.

  • Energy for Londoners (2)

    What modelling has been done of take-up for the new London Power offer?

  • August energy blackouts (2)

    What measures have you put in place to improve London’s resilience to energy failures like those seen in August 2019?

  • August energy blackouts (1)

    What discussions have you had with train operating companies following the Office for Rail and Road’s finding that software flaws on rolling stock contributed to the disruption of the...

  • Cannabis growing in East Finchley

    Will you join me in congratulating the police in Barnet on their discovery of a flat in East Finchley growing 120 cannabis plants? Can you confirm that the Met police will continue to be...

  • Knife Crime GPS tagging pilot

    When are you expecting to publish the results of the Pilot of GPS tagging for knife crime offenders on licence?

  • Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

    Will you provide me with the monthly statistics for motorcycle accidents and injuries in London over the last two years in both real terms and as a percentage of total motorcycle users on the...

  • Taxi & Private Hire Action Plan

    In his Taxi & Private Hire action plan, the Mayor promised separated reporting of personal injury collisions. Why is there no separation in the published 2018 figures?

  • Companion Travel Pass

    Well done for promising to introduce a companion travel pass for those travelling with disabled Londoners if you are re-elected Mayor. What understanding does TfL currently have with regards to:...

  • Households affected by cold homes and fuel poverty

    There are more than 146,000 cold and damp homes in London. What plans do you have to further expand the Warmer Homes programme to ensure all Londoners, especially vulnerable ones affected by fuel...

  • Muggings in East Finchley

    There have been a spate of muggings in East Finchley targeted at teenagers around the High Road between 4-8pm. The local police stepped up visible patrols in the area throughout December 2019....

  • European Funding Agreement for Better Futures three-year Extension

    How will the three-year extension to the Better Futures project help the transition to a low-carbon, circular economy in London?

  • Anti-Semitic Graffiti

    Following the recent sickening reports of anti-Semitic graffiti in Hampstead and Belsize Park, how will you be increasing your efforts to tackle hate-crime in the capital and ensure communities,...

  • OPDC Leadership

    Since April 2018 OPDC has had two interim chief executives. The current chief finance officer is also an interim. The corporation is also without a chief operating officer. How are you working to...

  • Gang flagged Crime (2)

    Please provide a breakdown, by borough, of how many gang-flagged crimes took place in each of the following years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Energy for Londoners (3)

    How many customers for London Power would you anticipate by the end of 2020?

  • Manufacturing output in future years

    Research from GLA Economics suggests that the manufacturing sector is set to see a reduced output and reduction in the number of jobs in 2020 and 2021...

  • food waste collection in Barnet

    What is the latest news in your dialogue with Barnet Council regarding food waste collections?

  • Borough use of Mayor’s Greener City Fund

    How much has each borough received from the Mayor’s Greener City Fund in each year of its operation?

  • Drinking fountains

    Last year you provided funding to increase the amount of public drinking fountains across London in a bid to reduce plastics use. Are you writing to major public buildings, such as shopping...

  • OPDC Stakeholder Engagement

    Do you have confidence in the way in which OPDC has engaged with key stakeholders, including CarGiant and the Department for Transport?

  • OPDC Funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) (2)

    When were you informed that OPDC would no longer be pursuing the “in principle” £250 million funding from the HIF?

  • OPDC Funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) (1)

    Do you believe that the recent announcement that OPDC would no longer being pursuing “in principle” HIF funding of £250 million from the Government was handled in a transparent...

  • Concerns over OPDC Spending

    Are you confident in OPDC spending public money when there are several significant risks and unresolved issues on the site including: the loss of the Car Giant site; the uncertainty surrounding...

  • Cyber-flashing

    For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many instances of ‘cyber-flashing’ have been recorded by the Met?

  • Wildlife Crime

    For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many instances of Wildlife Crime have been recorded by the Met? Please can you provide a further breakdown of the following: • poaching...

  • Road accidents involving animals

    For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please can you provide the number of Road Traffic Accidents involving animals broken down by species? If possible, please can you also provide a...

  • Wild Mammals (Protection) Act offences

    For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please can you provide the number of offences committed under the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act, and the Sanction Detections Rates?

  • London Plan (1)

    In your response to the Inspectors’ Panel recommendations, you accepted their recommendation to alter housing targets. Will the revised targets and your other housing and planning policies...

  • Oyster discounts with Student Railcard discount (3)

    Are you satisfied that TfL effectively communicates to London’s student population the opportunity for them to claim discounts on Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services?

  • Modern Slavery Prosecutions

    Can the Mayor set out whether the Met has sought prosecution of any offences by foreign diplomats serving in the UK under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in each of the past three years? And if there...

  • Encouraging use of solar power

    In your response to my question 2018/3057, you told me your officers were looking at new business models and ways to encourage the use of solar power generation. What new ways of encouraging this...

  • Solar power on the GLA group buildings and land

    Thank you for your response to my question 2019/8864 regarding use of solar power on GLA group buildings. Could you tell me: a) when you anticipate the 1.1 MW target in your Solar Action Plan to...

  • Delivering green infrastructure

    The consultation draft of the GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2020-21 sets out proposals to deliver green infrastructure including sustainable drainage that manages flood risk and reduces...

  • Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

    The national government’s new Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) came into force from 1 January 2020. Can you tell me: a) how much more solar capacity do you project the SEG will bring to London,...

  • Resilience of new and existing buildings (2)

    The consultation draft of the GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2020-21 states that the resilience of new and existing buildings will be increased through strong planning policy and by...

  • Resilience of new and existing buildings (1)

    The consultation draft of the GLA Group Budget Proposals and Precepts 2020-21 states that the resilience of new and existing buildings will be increased through strong planning policy and by...

  • Guidance for schools on adapting to climate change (2)

    Which partners will be engaged during the development of this guidance to ensure it is robust, evidence based and appropriate for the needs of schools?

  • August energy blackouts (4)

    Is Ofgem’s charging of a fine of £10.5 million across three energy companies sufficient considering the difficulties and inconvenience caused by their failure to prepare for disruption?

  • Trees and insurance companies (2)

    Thank you for the response to my question 2019/20117. What steps are you taking to encourage more councils and insurers to sign up to the Joint Mitigation Protocol?

  • London Green Spaces Commission

    What are the London Green Spaces Commission's emerging conclusions of their final report and action plan?

  • TfL Oyster Hack

    What is TfL doing to protect customer data following last year’s oyster breach, beyond prompting them to reset their passwords?

  • Uninsured Vehicles

    To ask the Mayor, how many uninsured vehicles were seized by the Metropolitan Police in London in each of the calendar years from 2015 to 2019?

  • Street lighting and safety

    What assessments have been made regarding the link between street lighting and public safety? Do you believe that better street lighting is a deterrent to crime, and if so, can you put pressure...

  • Senior Staff Turnover

    It was reported over Christmas that 80% of the top 65 White House jobs have turned over since President Trump took office - can you provide the equivalent turnover percentage for the highest-paid...

  • London Plan (3)

    I fully support your continued opposition to fracking in London. Are you also lobbying Government to ensure that national policy reflects your strong opposition in London?

  • London Plan (2)

    Following the Examination in Public, the Inspectors recommended that Mayoral Development Corporations (MDCs) should be apportioned their own waste responsibility, rather than allocating it to...

  • Offline air pollution monitors (2)

    Air pollution monitors in London, particularly the one on Brixton Road, have been offline for not just hours but several months in 2019. Given you use this data to model effectiveness for...

What is this?

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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