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London Assembly

Friday, 13 March 2020

  • Public sector jobs in London

    While it is absolutely right to spread public sector jobs across our country, what is the Mayor doing to ensure some of these clusters go to other parts of London and both London and the regions...

  • Greenwich Peninsula

    In Mayoral Decision 2574 on Greenwich Peninsula it is stated there were “significant planning issues” that held up the development of Greenwich Millennium Village (paragraph 1.6)....

  • Apprenticeships in London

    The Government has missed its target to begin 3million apprenticeships by 2020. How are you working with the Government to improve the apprenticeship system in London?

  • Decision on Phase 2 of Warmer Homes

    A constituent has told me that Phase 2 of your Warmer Homes Programme was tendered in August 2019, with a decision expected in October 2019. What was the outcome of this decision?

  • Zero waste to landfill

    In December 2018 you published Zero Carbon London: A 1.5C compatible plan, which identified sending zero waste to landfill by 2026 as a London-wide target. What progress have you made towards this?

  • Solar and RE:NEW

    As part of RE:NEW, how much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has been installed since the launch of the Solar Action Plan in 2018?

  • Potential for Solar PV within the M25

    In January 2019, University College London was awarded the contract to produce an online map of annual solar radiation on all roofs and areas of open land within the M25 motorway...

  • Heat pumps in London homes (2)

    According to your internal analysis, revealed under a Freedom of Information request on 19 Feb 2020, 145,000 heat pumps are needed a year in our city to make the 2050 government target, and...

  • Heat pumps in London homes (1)

    How many homes in London currently have heat pumps installed?

  • Wall insulation for carbon neutral homes

    According to your internal analysis, revealed under a Freedom of Information request on 19 Feb 2020, 160,000 homes a year need to be retrofitted with measures like wall insulation to meet our...

  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) enforcement

    As of April 2019, no measures have been taken by local authorities to enforce the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) in the first year of this new regulation. What work are you doing to...

  • Third phase of Solar Together London

    Mayoral Decision (MD) 2503 states that the third phase of Solar Together London was due to take place in November 2019. Has this happened?

  • Brompton Hospital

    Will you be following the example of the Leader of RBKC Council, writing to the Government and Secretary of State to outline the concerns of Londoners and RBKC Council on the issue of the...

  • Apprenticeship Levy system in London

    What steps have you taken to review and improve the Apprenticeship Levy system in London?

  • London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2020 manifesto

    How will you be taking forward the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) skills recommendations from their 2020 manifesto?

  • London Skills Audit

    What work have you undertaken to establish an annual London Skills Audit as recommended in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) 2020 manifesto?

  • Exclusions (2)

    Gavin Williamson CBE MP (Education Secretary) has also recently stated that school discipline will be the Government’s highest education priority and set out some severe and punitive...

  • Maintained nurseries

    The National Education Union and others have recently handed a petition to Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to make a funding commitment in the Spring Budget on 11 March 2020 that...

  • Access to culture for young people (3)

    There are excellent examples of grassroots projects in London, such as the Black Ticket Project which provides free or discounted tickets to young black Londoners to attend a diverse range of...

  • Exclusions (1)

    The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson CBE MP, has stated that he will prioritise Alternative Provision (AP) schools when assessing free school applications. There is no doubt that APs do...

  • School admissions

    Recent Sutton Trust research on school admissions found that unequal admissions lead to social segregation, which has lasting effects and is letting down pupils and communities. Will you lobby...

  • A new home for the Migration Museum

    The lauded Migration Museum requires a new venue as its previous temporary home at London Fire Brigade's old HQ on Albert Embankment is being redeveloped. Will you ask your officers to meet the...

  • Cost of living for NHS staff review (2)

    Where will funding come from to support the recommendations that come from the cost of living review for nursing staff as set out in the London Health Vision?

  • Cost of living for NHS staff review (1)

    Who is responsible, and what is the timeframe, for taking forward the commitment for a cost of living review for nursing staff as set out in the London Health Vision?

  • High streets in Havering and Redbridge (1)

    What specific action are you taking to support high streets in Havering and Redbridge, which are such a vital part of our community?

  • NHS employment good practice

    Can an NHS employer really be serious about reducing health inequalities if it has outsourced or directly employed workers paid less than the London Living Wage?

  • Canada Water Masterplan Development

    Why did you not decide to call in the Canada Water Masterplan proposals for further scrutiny, given the huge strain this will put on public transport in the area?

  • Carbon emissions by sector in 2019

    In 2019, what percentage of London’s total carbon emissions came from the domestic sector, the commercial sector and the transport sector, and what proportion of these are from the...

  • Air quality (2)

    Could the Mayor provide London Average Air Quality Levels data between February 2018-February 2020?

  • Air Quality Screening

    Could the Mayor provide details of all the boroughs who received funding or provision for air quality screens?

  • Trees

    Could the Mayor provide the number of trees that have been planted by the Mayor per borough from May 2016 to date?

  • Cop26

    Is the Mayor participating in COP26 Glasgow (9th -19th November)? Please give details.

  • Terms of Reference/Contract Specifications and Tender Notification for Coaching and Mentoring Services for TfL Executives

    When do you intend to answer Question 2019/21054?

  • Health and Care Vision’s staffing ambitions (1)

    What action is being taken to grow London’s nursing workforce by more than 8,000 by 2024, and to reduce the capital’s nurse vacancy rate by 5% 2028, as set out in the London Health Vision?

  • Health and Care Vision’s staffing ambitions (2)

    Can you confirm that future nursing workforce requirements have been modelled against future population health needs in London?

  • Cost of living for NHS staff review (3)

    What evidence is being used to inform the focus of the costing of living review for nursing staff as set out in the London Health Vision? How are stakeholders being involved in the process?

  • Water Fountains

    You recently announced the installation of water fountains in parts of Merton & Wandsworth. What further plans do you have to increase the number of fountains in Merton and Wandsworth?

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (3)

    What engagement with nursing staff, employers and health unions is being conducted as part of the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London...

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (2)

    Will the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan include a cost-benefit analysis of providing free travel passes for nurses?

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (1)

    What is the current status of the work to take forward the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan, when do you expect to publish...

  • Warmer Homes and replacement boilers

    How many better boilers have been provided under your Warmer Homes programme since the programme began?

  • Retrofit accelerator

    What are the targets for the retrofit accelerator that has succeeded RE:NEW?

  • Higher Education Research

    In the economic development strategy (2017) it states that you will partner to “conduct research into London’s high rate of non-continuation into higher education”, what were...

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (5)

    Alongside the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan, will you publish detailed information on surplus NHS land, including that...

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (4)

    Will the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan include an inventory of NHS accommodation currently available for nurses, and...

  • Carbon neutral by 2030

    Will the Mayor comment on the Sunday Telegraph article on 8th March that states that his target of making London a carbon neutral city by 2030 is unachievable?

  • London's Landscape

    What are you doing to ensure any new on-shore wind turbines are in keeping with London's landscape?

  • Girls in STEM (1)

    At our recent meeting, the Education Panel heard that interventions to improve representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) need to happen far before GCSEs, in primary...

  • Girls in STEM (2)

    At our recent meeting, the Education Panel heard that interventions to improve representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) need to happen far before GCSEs, in primary...

  • Girls in STEM (3)

    How can you help raise the profile of women in STEM to act as role models for young Londoners?

  • Girls in STEM (4)

    At our recent meeting, the Education Panel heard that interventions to improve representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) need to happen far before GCSEs, in primary...

  • Girls in STEM (5)

    What investment and support do you provide for extra-curricular activities for young women and girls to get involved in STEM?

  • Young Londoners Fund Projects in Sutton

    Please provide a list of projects that have received funding in Sutton as part of the Young Londoners Fund since its inception.

  • Young Londoners Fund Projects in Croydon

    Please provide a list of projects that have received funding in Croydon as part of the Young Londoners Fund since its inception.

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (6)

    Will the review on the impact of the cost of living for nurses committed to in the Our Vision for London NHS plan include workforce modelling to identify the required nurse staffing levels...

  • The cost of living for nurses in London (7)

    What workforce modelling have you done through the London Health Board to determine the supply of registered nurses needed to reduce London’s nursing vacancy rate to five per cent by 2028,...

  • Accessible housing

    Your Annual Monitoring Report 15 for 2017-18 found that only seven per cent of new developments built were suitable for wheelchair users; while just 66 per cent of remaining new builds were built...

  • Cost of carbon neutral homes in London

    How much money do you need from Government to bring all London homes up to standards fit for your 2030 carbon neutral target?

  • Green New Deal (1)

    I welcome your commitment to invest £50m in a Green New Deal (GND) for London. Over how many years will this money be spent?

  • Green New Deal (3)

    What targets and deliverables will you set to ensure the £50m London GND fund is spent most effectively?

  • Green New Deal (2)

    When do you expect to be able to commission programmes under the £50m London GND fund?

  • Consumption emissions (1)

    Your recent report into London’s climate impacts showed that consumption-based emissions are nearly triple the level of emissions occurring in London and for our energy. Since 2001,...

  • Retrofit Accelerator - Workplaces

    What targets do you have for bringing new organisations into the Retrofit Accelerator for workplaces scheme?

  • Consumption emissions (3)

    New housing is one of the largest sources of consumption emissions. What tangible steps are you taking to bring down embodied carbon in new homes?

  • Consumption emissions (2)

    Reducing consumption emissions requires international cooperation. How are you pursuing this with partners through C40 Cities and other networks?

  • Green New Deal (5)

    Will some of the Adult Education Budget be used to develop the skills base needed to make your London GND a success?

  • Green New Deal (4)

    If this is a success, could we see more funding allocated to a London GND in the future?

  • Access to Arts and Culture

    Just 15% of workers in London’s national portfolio organisations are from black and ethnic minority backgrounds compared to 40% of London’s working population. How can you and the...

  • Economic Benefit of the London Borough of Culture

    Please quantify and give examples of the economic benefit of London Borough of Culture for Waltham Forest?

  • Unstable employment

    Recent research showed that young ethnic minority workers are more likely to be in unstable employment. What specific action are you taking to address this problem for young Londoners?

  • Young Londoners Fund

    Following the recent £25 million investment in the Young Londoners Fund, do you have any plans for the projects and programmes that you will provide and what Key Performance Indicators will...

  • Young Londoners Fund Projects in Wandsworth

    Please provide a list of projects that have received funding in Wandsworth as part of the Young Londoners Fund since its inception.

  • Young Londoners Fund Projects in Merton

    Please provide a list of projects that have received funding in Merton as part of the Young Londoners Fund since its inception.

  • Reduction and Recycling Plans

    Can you provide an update on the publication of Borough Reduction and Recycling Plans? How many are yet to be received?

  • Access to parks (2)

    How do you work with schools to promote the benefits of and enable outdoor education?

  • Deposit Return Scheme

    What discussions have you had with Government to make progress on London becoming a trial location for their Deposit Return Scheme, as the Assembly called for in July 2019 and the Environment...

  • Access to parks (1)

    Data from Natural England shows just 56% of London’s children from BAME backgrounds spend time outside once a week, compared to 70% of white children. How do your environment programmes...

  • Call-ins

    Could you provide an updated table to the response you gave to my question 2019/9265, providing breakdown of the total number of units by bedroom-size and tenure, and the changes to each that...

  • Connington Road Lewisham Appeal

    How much was spent by the GLA for the planning appeal and public inquiry for the Connington Road, Lewisham, site (GLA case number: 3409b) that was held in May 2019? Unlike other similar appeals...

  • Support for communities in areas of Strategic Regeneration?

    Policies SD1 and SD10 of your new London Plan state that you will provide support and leadership to “Strategic Areas for Regeneration”, which are within the 20% most deprived areas of...

  • Borough of Culture (1)

    Following the announcement of Lewisham and Croydon as the winners of the Borough of Culture awards for 2021 and 2023 respectively, how are you ensuring these boroughs learn from the best practice...

  • Borough of Culture (2)

    Why has the Borough of Culture award been changed to operate on a two-yearly basis?

  • London Ambulance Service (LAS) performance winter 2019-20

    At your regular meetings with the chiefs of LAS, what explanation have they given for the historically high numbers of ambulances stuck outside hospital A&E departments, unable to hand over...

  • Better Boilers Scheme and replacement boilers

    How many better boilers were provided under the Better Boilers Scheme?

  • Drinking Fountains in Enfield

    Are there any plans to install more drinking fountains in Enfield, in addition to the one in Enfield Town?

  • Drinking Fountains in Haringey

    Do you have any plans to install drinking fountains in Haringey? Residents have asked if you would consider installing one in Highgate.

  • Training provision for disabled people

    How have you partnered with London boroughs, skills providers and trade unions to promote training provisions that support and meet the needs of disabled people?

  • Retrofit Accelerator - Homes

    Will the Retrofit Accelerator for homes prioritise vulnerable Londoners, those living in fuel poverty and the least energy efficient properties?

  • Energy efficiency in homes

    Research from the London Assembly Research Unit shows that at least £22 billion is needed just to bring our homes up to EPC level C. Is this figure in line with your own calculations and, if...

  • Decentralised Energy Enabling Project (DEEP)

    In your answer to my question 2020/0502 on Decentralised Energy Enabling Project (DEEP), you stated that you have helped Boroughs and partners secure £25m of Government funding. Which...

  • Carbon offset price

    What analysis was conducted of the expected carbon reductions associated with different offset price levels?

  • Water only schools

    What research has been undertaken to identify and quantify possible benefits and risks of your water only schools recommendation?

  • Edmonton incinerator (3)

    What progress have you made in securing the powers to ensure that incinerators in London employ the best available air pollution reduction technologies, and can you guarantee that a rebuilt...

  • Edmonton incinerator (1)

    Given the Government’s commitment to meeting net zero-carbon by 2050, do you expect them to review the decision to press ahead with the rebuild of Edmonton incinerator?

  • Edmonton incinerator (2)

    My constituents will be particularly affected by pollution from the new incinerator. Will you reduce the carbon intensity floor of 400g/kWh of electricity generated to meet or better the carbon...

  • Royal Collage of Nursing Report

    The Royal College of Nursing have recently published a report titled, “Living in the Red: the cost of living crisis for London’s nursing workforce”. What steps are you taking to...

  • Car free cities (2)

    How far will the new London Plan go to making London a “fifteen-minute city”, which your Parisian counterpart Anne Hidalgo has set out to mean a city where “you can find...

  • Amy Lamé

    On 24th February 2020, you said you didn’t appoint Amy Lamé , the information in the link below says you did, which is it? https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/24-hou...

  • Access to culture for young people (2)

    Wealthier families are often able to provide extra-curricular access to cultural experiences for their children, but with UNISON estimating that, between April 2010 and April 2016, £387m was...

  • Access to culture for young people (1)

    Research, including last year from the House of Commons Digital, Culture Media and Sport Committee, has found that schools are being forced to cut their cultural and arts programmes. What...

  • Girls in STEM (9)

    How will the Adult Education Budget increase women Londoners’ skills and confidence in STEM?

  • Girls in STEM (8)

    How do you work with employers to increase their outreach to women seeking work in STEM?

  • Girls in STEM (10)

    How will the Mayor use the Adult Education Budget to ensure girls and students from BAME backgrounds have appropriate access to training and education in STEM subjects?

  • Widening participation for BAME young people (2)

    The Adult Education Budget (AEB) has as two of its key aims supporting English for Speakers of Other Languages and support for disadvantaged learners. Although you have not yet made sweeping...

  • Widening participation for BAME young people (1)

    How will your Budget increase education opportunities for young BAME Londoners, and widen participation in adult education and the jobs market for BAME graduates?

  • Widening participation for BAME young people (4)

    You know I have followed your work diversifying London Fashion Week and our fashion industry with great interest. How are you ensuring that these programmes reach BAME Londoners outside of the...

  • Widening participation for BAME young people (3)

    The Education Panel recommended as part of our work on exclusions that you should work to increase the proportion of BAME teachers and school leaders in London. What progress have you made?

  • Fair conditions in higher education

    You will no doubt be aware of recent University and College Union strikes affecting a number of universities in London. Will you raise the issue of fair pay and conditions for staff in higher...

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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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