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London Assembly

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

  • Compensation for Train Noise in Chingford.

    Your previous response to question 2019/20776 was unsatisfactory. Once again I ask you to please explain what compensation TfL will be offering to residents of Springfield Road as a result of the...

  • Basic Command Unit (BCU) Resources

    Can you provide details of how the BCU policing model allocates resources between boroughs?

  • Platform 13 Use at Stratford Station

    During the peak times Platform 13 at Stratford Station is not in use. Please explain why this is the case and what work is being considered in order to fully utilise this platform when the...

  • Safeguarding Wharves

    Please set out the evidence in relation to each of the eight wharves that have seen their safeguarding directions removed in Mayoral Decision 2569 and set out how this decision fully complies...

  • Car ownership in new developments

    Centre for London has recently argued that new developments are locking residents into car ownership via car-centric design. How are you combatting this?

  • Planning White Paper

    Have you had any discussions with or input to Government related to the Planning White Paper which is due to be published before the March Budget?

  • Viability Assessments consultation

    Will you share with the Assembly any response from the GLA to the RICS consultation draft “Assessing financial viability in planning under the National Planning Policy Framework for...

  • Developable land

    What is the total amount of land included in Opportunity Areas, Housing Zones and previously identified brownfield sites in London (excluding overlapping areas), that is not in the Green Belt or...

  • Low Emission Zone (1)

    Are you on track for the strengthening of the Low Emission Zone standards in October 2019?

  • Current land use

    Does the GLA hold any data on, or have an estimate for, the amount of land in London currently taken up by a) retail parks and/or b) surface level car parks?

  • Cash In lieu affordable housing contributions

    Does the GLA collect data on cases where applicants make “cash in lieu” contributions to affordable housing, instead of or in addition to on-site provision? If so, can you provide a...

  • Resource Allocation Formula (3)

    What weight, if any, does the religious/racial diversity of a borough have in relation to the police Resource Allocation Formula?

  • Resource Allocation Formula (2)

    What weight, if any, do population and population growth have in relation to the police Resource Allocation Formula?

  • Recent Residential Density

    Could you provide the density of completed residential buildings in London by borough in the past three years expressed in each of the following measures where possible: bedspaces per hectare;...

  • Scrappage (2)

    How many additional businesses in London are now eligible for the scheme that were not eligible under previous rules?

  • Knife Crime RIU

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please provide a breakdown of knife crime suspected offenders who have been released under investigation broken down by crime type?

  • Police Bail training

    How many of the Met’s detention officers have been trained on using police bail effectively since the 3rd April 2017?

  • TFL pass 1

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 how many people have been caught using a nominee TFL pass that did not belong to them?

  • Fake Financial Advisors

    In reference to an article published by the FT this month, what are you doing to crack down on and raise awareness of the issue of fake financial advisers who defraud and take advantage of...

  • London’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme (1)

    How many new residential charge points have been installed as a result of this scheme? How many were due to be installed?

  • Met Police Estates Programme (1)

    Will you be considering the outcome of the judicial review into your planned closure of Wimbledon police station when making a decision on the Met’s Estate Strategy and when will you give...

  • Adult Education Contractual Obligations for Providers

    You have stated that once contracts are granted to providers, they can deliver provision as they see fit based on your priorities and local need. Can you make clear whether, as a base, providers...

  • London Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls strategy (2)

    Are you confident that you will fulfil the commitments made in the London Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls strategy by 2021?

  • Spontaneous firearms operations

    Please can you advise how many spontaneous firearms operations took place in 2019?

  • Strategy to Deal with violent crime in over-25s

    How are you looking at the rise of violent crime in over-25s and how are you dealing with this as a specific challenge, separately from work on youth violence?

  • Rise in Homophobic Hate Crime in London

    With homophobic hate crimes in London increasing every year since 2015, how are you working to tackle this, and would you agree that homophobia should be considered an aggravated crime in line...

  • Evidence base for police officers in pupil referral units

    On 5 January 2020, in an article in the Evening Standard, the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis committed to: “increase the number of dedicated police officers in schools and pupil...

  • London’s small businesses in railway arches

    Recently constituents met with Transport for London (TfL) representatives to discuss small businesses in TfL’s arches and their rents. These constituents were told by the TfL representative...

  • Overseas car drivers facing fines for entering the Low Emission Zone (2)

    To ensure the highest level of compliance with the LEZ and to avoid overseas visitors to London not mistakenly facing excessive fines and harming the reputation of London, will you review the...

  • Overseas car drivers facing fines for entering the Low Emission Zone (3)

    Are you satisfied with the performance of EPC plc relating to its debt collection service for TfL?

  • Vision Zero off target

    I have received a briefing from the campaign group Action Vision Zero that analyses the progress toward the 2022 target of a 65 per cent reduction in the numbers of people killed and seriously...

  • Skills for Londoners Integration Projects

    How many boroughs have piloted projects since the launch of your Skills for Londoners strategy to support the integration of those who are most disadvantaged? And what has the impact been?

  • Transport for London energy (3)

    Has TfL commissioned any new electricity generation assets over the past five years?

  • Step Free National Rail Stations

    What National Rail Stations in London have become Step Free since May 2016? And which stations are due to become step free in the future?

  • Widening access to NHS apprenticeships

    Freedom of Information requests I submitted to NHS Trusts indicate that 3469 apprenticeships were started at London NHS Trusts from 2017 to 2019. Only 967 of these went to new starters. Will you...

  • Taxis and Bus Lanes (3)

    How many bus lanes have boroughs opened up to taxis since May 2016 and what percentage of Bus Lane length on the borough roads does that equates to?

  • London Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls strategy (11)

    What meetings have you personally held or attended within the last 12 months in relation to the London Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls strategy and with whom?

  • Taxis and Bus Lanes (1)

    Further to MQ 2018/0666 can you update me on how many bus lanes TfL has opened up to taxis since May 2016 and what percentage of Bus Lane length on the TfL Road Network that equates to?

  • Disability hate crime

    What specific actions are you taking to address incidences of disability hate crime in London?

  • Skills for Londoners All-Age Career Offer

    What provision has been made for the all-age career offer that you mention in objective 1 of your Skills for Londoners Strategy and how much has this provision cost each year?

  • Smart Water

    When burglaries are committed in London can smart water be given to neighbours as often the criminals will return to the area?

  • Rapid charge points

    How many rapid charge points are there currently and how many of those are dedicated to Taxis? When do you expect to meet your target of 300?

  • London’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme (3)

    How many of the 1,000 car club bays have been retrofitted with charge points?

  • London’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme (2)

    How many of the 100 additional charge points, proposed for commercial fleets have been installed?

  • Scrappage (1)

    I am pleased that you have expanded the scope of the micro-business vehicle scrappage scheme. What has been the take-up so far?

  • Knife Crime 1

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 please provide a year age breakdown of knife crime victims and offenders?

  • Freedom Pass Malfunctions

    What are you doing to ensure TfL policy allows disabled Londoners access to the transport services they qualify for free of charge, in the event of a freedom pass malfunction?

  • ESOL participation and progression

    How have you increased the participation and progression of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) into employment?

  • MPS - Online child sex abuse

    How has the Metropolitan Police responded to increasing rates of online child sex abuse? How many police officers and police staff are dealing with these offences and where are they based?

  • Pedestrian crossings

    When a report is received of a fault with the audible signals and/or rotating cones on the pushbutton units of a pedestrian crossing on the TfL network, does this crossing get a higher priority...

  • Fraud

    Should the police take fraud far more seriously?

  • Non-crime hate incidents

    When someone is reported to the Met for a non-crime hate incident, are records held about this on police computer systems, if so which systems, and would this show up in any the following:...

  • Overseas car drivers facing fines for entering the Low Emission Zone (1)

    The LEZ is mostly aimed at lorries and vans which, if not compliant with the rules, are charged £100 a day. If the vehicle is from outside the UK and not registered with TfL beforehand I...

  • Go Sutton Bus Service

    A number of my constituents have contacted me with concerns that the Go Sutton bus service’s one-year trial is nearing its conclusion. Will you commit, before your Mayoral term is complete,...

  • Oxford Street Bus Diversions

    Recently Oxford Street was temporarily made one way, with buses diverted along Wigmore Street. When such diversions are necessary why does TfL not place temporary bus stops parallel to Oxford...

  • CCTV 2

    Why are the police telling private businesses to not provide their CCTV to victims of crime due to GDPR rules?

  • Rape cases to the CPS

    Please provide information on the number of reported rape cases passed by the Met to the CPS in each of the following years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019? Please also provide figures on how...

  • Mayor's Construction Academy

    How many of the Mayor's Construction Academy participants have been involved in building homes that contribute to meeting the homes target?

  • TfL Training

    Can you confirm whether any TfL staff had the 'Leading for London' training (or an equivalent) that was provided to the Met Police around 2 years ago? If so, please provide details of how many...

  • TFL pass 2

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 how many people have been caught using a staff TFL pass that did not belong to them?

  • Police use of live facial recognition (5)

    In several previous facial recognition deployments by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), innocent people not wanted by the police for any crime were put on police watchlists and targeted by...

  • London Underground audio advice

    Do all London Underground ground trains announce the side the doors are opening at the next stop? If not, can this please be considered, as such announcements greatly assist those who are...

  • Accessibility of seats on electric buses

    I have received reports from constituents about the accessibility of seats on electric buses. This is a problem for many Londoners who cannot climb the stairs on the upper deck, including older...

  • TfL Staff Discounts (2)

    How much has the TfL staff National Express discount cost TfL each year since May 2016?

  • TfL Policy on Broken Oyster Cards

    Please provide details of the TfL policy on the help TfL staff should offer to Oyster users with broken or damaged Oyster cards. If there is no formal policy, please provide details of the advice...

  • Crossrail 2

    Is there any news at all on Crossrail 2 and when further consultation on its revised/final route will be undertaken?

  • 2014 Data Missing from Bus Safety Data Release

    On TfL’s bus data page why does the bus safety data release only include data from Quarter 1 in 2015? When will 2014’s Quarterly data be added to this data set?

  • SME Apprenticeships

    How are you engaging and encouraging SMEs in London to participate in apprenticeship schemes?

  • Bus usage (1)

    What is TfL’s estimate of the required increase in bus usage that would be required to ensure that your Transport Strategy objective is met of 80 per cent of journeys being made by active...

  • Bus Operators (1)

    Following MQT 2016/1536 can you provide figures for 2019?

  • Crossrail 2

    What is the realistic timescale for Crossrail 2, given the ongoing delays and problems with Crossrail?

  • Low Emission bus corridors

    In addition to the rollout of 12 Low Emission bus corridors does TfL have plans to roll-out any further corridors, and if so when will an announcement be made?

  • Community resolutions

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many community resolutions were given by the Met for drug possession offences, broken down by drug?

  • Pedicabs

    What discussions have you had with the new Government over legislation to regulate pedicabs in London?

  • Decision to use 2005-2009 period as Baseline for Bus Safety Scorecard

    Please provide me with all documentation including emails, notes, meeting minutes and decision memorandums associated with TfL’s decision to use 2005-2009 as the baseline period for its Bus...

  • Metropolitan Line

    I’m getting complaints from my constituents, and as a regular commuter on the Metropolitan line I share the concerns, about the ‘serious failure of TfL’ in providing an...

  • Resource Allocation Formula (1)

    Can you provide details of the weighting assigned to the different elements that make up the police Resource Allocation Formula?

  • Homophobic hate crime

    What specific actions are you taking to address incidences of homophobic hate crime in London?

  • Mayor's Construction Academy Hubs

    According to your Mayor's Construction academy hubs map there are no hubs in Croydon, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond upon Thames and Kingston upon Thames. Why is this the case and what...

  • Monitoring of Bus Use on Hackney Road 4

    Please provide the bus usage data from the monitoring work undertaken at bus stop Cambridge Heath Station (P) including dates and times when monitoring took place. Please provide a month by month...

  • Monitoring of Bus Use on Hackney Road 3

    Please provide the bus usage data from the monitoring work undertaken at bus stop Cambridge Heath Station (O) including dates and times when monitoring took place. Please provide a month by month...

  • Monitoring of Bus Use on Hackney Road 2

    Please provide the bus usage data from the monitoring work undertaken at bus stop Hoxton Station (HG) including dates and times when monitoring took place. Please provide a month by month...

  • Monitoring of Bus Use on Hackney Road 1

    Constituents in Tower Hamlets have been raising with me that buses on Hackney Road are overcrowded during the morning and evening rush hours since the removal of the 48 bus. Please provide the...

  • Traffic policing

    With the government funding substantial extra police, will you now invest in traffic policing to help stop criminals moving freely around the city?

  • Uber 3

    For each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the GLA, please provide the following: • Number of expenses claims for Uber journeys • Amount spent on expenses claims for...

  • Borough Funding (2)

    What is the Total financial assistance to London Boroughs and third parties TfL is providing in 2019/20? How much do you plan to provide in 2020/21? Please provides figures that are comparable...

  • Segregated Cycle Lanes

    At January’s MQT you told Andrew Boff AM that you have "more than doubled segregated cycle lanes in the last 3 years". Please provide the detail to back up that assertion.

  • ESOL Provision in London

    What steps have you taken to increase the number and improve the accessibility of the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provisions across London?

  • Screening out Crime

    How many crimes were screened out without further investigation within 24 hours of being reported in 2019, broken down per month and per crime type?

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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