London Assembly

Thursday, 18 June 2020

  • Metropolitan Police Service vehicle renewal project and police horses (1)

    The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is currently procuring new vehicles for their fleet, due to arrive from 2021. If the MPS is procuring new riot vehicles, will you seriously consider retiring...

  • High streets (1)

    What support have you provided to London’s high streets during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Office planning permissions

    How much net new office floorspace was granted planning permission in the year 2019/20, in each London Borough?

  • Covid19 related fraud

    How many Covid19 related fraud offences have been detected by the Met?

  • Culture at Risk Business Support Fund and Lambeth & Southwark Organisations.

    Florence Eshalomi MP: How much of the Culture at Risk Business Support Fund has been dispersed to Lambeth & Southwark Organisations?

  • Digital divide

    At the Education Select Committee on April 29th [2020], the Secretary of State would not commit to expanding the free laptops scheme to all those children who need it, not just those in a few...

  • Workplace closures

    How many workplaces has the Met been required to enforce the closure of due to Coronavirus Public Health regulations?

  • Coronavirus Fixed Penalty Notices - ‘No fixed address’

    How many Fixed Penalty Notices has the Met reported to ACRO where the suspect has been noted as having ‘No fixed address’?

  • ASB and youth violence after lockdown

    What is being done to ensure that there is no return to violence and muggings of young people when lockdown is lifted?

  • Night-time economy

    What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on London’s night time economy and what support have you been able to provide during this? Is there any more that the Government can do to support...

  • Stop and search use and Fixed Penalty Notices

    How many people were stopped and searched who were then reported for a fixed penalty notice under the coronavirus public health regulations since March 2020?

  • Stop and search taser use

    How many stop and search incidents in each of the past 12 months lead to an officer deploying taser tactics on the person stopped?

  • High streets (2)

    What challenges do London’s high streets face when opening up some shops in June?

  • Covid-19 Fraud

    How many fraud cases have been reported to the Met police where the suspect has imitated Government messages relating to the Coronavirus?

  • Outdoor dining

    What are you doing to encourage boroughs to fast-track outdoor dining to save food and drink businesses from closure, as for example is being pioneered in New York by architect David Rockwell?

  • Business Support Grants

    Westminster Council was the first in the UK to award all their business support grants to businesses within their borough, whilst some other boroughs have been slow to award their grants. What...

  • Olympia Exhibition Centre Development

    As amendments are currently being brought forward to the original planning permission for this development, has the GLA had any discussions with the developer and LBHF about bringing forward...

  • Affordable homes (3)

    How many developments approved since 2016 have met your target for 50% affordable homes? Please provide a breakdown by financial year.

  • Affordable homes (4)

    What percentage of all developments approved since 2016 have met your target for 50% affordable homes? Please provide a breakdown by financial year.

  • Appeals system for young Londoners disadvantaged by the grades awarding system

    I recently wrote to the Secretary of State for Education and Ofqual calling on them to address unfair pitfalls in the system for awarding grades this year. To help mitigate this unfairness, how...

  • Brexit

    Given that today’s MQT falls on the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – another occasion on which this country saved Europe from tyranny, could the Mayor please explain what...

  • Lockdown: enforcement

    The National Police Chiefs’ Council and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners are reported to have told ministers that most lockdown issues are now a ‘personal and moral...

  • Exploitation and Covid-19

    What work have you and the Met undertaken to protect victims of modern slavery, who have been placed at greater risk due to the Coronavirus crisis?

  • Councils allowing developers to defer affordable housing payments (1)

    Government guidance issued on 13 May 2020, has told councils to allow small and medium-sized (SME) developers to defer their Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations. Is...

  • Covid 19: Health and safety [1]

    Are you satisfied with the resources available to and activities of the HSE in London in relation to enforcing health and safety in building sites and factories in light of the Covid 19 pandemic?

  • LEAP Spending

    What was the total amount of money distributed and spent by LEAP in the 2019/20 financial year?

  • Timetable for Good Growth Funding Release

    Please detail the revised timeframes (if any) for funding release from the Good Growth Fund due to COVID-19 and lockdown.

  • Business Advisory Board Response to Covid-19

    What actions has the Business Advisory Board taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Asb

    ASB is up 221% in London during the Covid-19 pandemic. What are the main reasons behind this?

  • Disproportionate use of coronavirus police powers against black Londoners (1)

    What is your response to the latest data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) that clearly shows that black Londoners have been much more likely to be issued with a fixed penalty notice or...

  • Night Time Economy Covid-19

    What measures have you put in place to support London's night time economy in response to Covid-19?

  • Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit polices

    What changes were made to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic units policies related to the protection provided at Downing Street, following the incident that took place there on 29th August 2019,...

  • Working from home (2)

    What support can you or your Good Work Standard provide to workers and employers in London, to support mental and physical health when working from home, including appropriate health and safety...

  • £50m reopening high streets safely fund

    How much of the Government’s £50m reopening high streets safely fund will London’s high streets receive? Can you also include a breakdown for the amount for each high street or...

  • Workers’ rights

    How will you support Londoners’ working conditions through London’s economic recovery?

  • Four Day Week

    Can you conduct an assessment as to whether a four day week would support London’s economic recovery from COVID-19 and the expected recession?

  • Flexible Working

    Will your London Recovery Board look into expanding flexible working, particularly in those sectors which have encountered barriers to pursuing more flexible working?

  • Equal Pay Act

    Will your Economic Fairness Team look at ways to commemorate 50 years of the Equal Pay Act, and look into how we can reduce inequality in London when it comes to women’s pay?

  • Gender Pay Gap

    A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the UCL Institute of Education found that mothers in England are more likely than fathers to have lost their jobs during lockdown, thereby...

  • Furloughed Londoners (1)

    How many Londoners have been furloughed since the scheme opened? Do you have a breakdown by sector, gender and age?

  • Good Work Standard

    Can you provide an update of your work on the Good Work Standard and how many businesses are now accredited?

  • Good Growth Fund

    Please explain how the Good Growth Fund is continuing to support regeneration in London during the lockdown?

  • Trees (2)

    What consideration have you given to the suitability of Tree Protection Orders and whether or not they provide adequate protection for trees in London and in the city's conservation areas?

  • Trees (3)

    Would you consider working with Local Authorities to explore whether current legislation on Tree Protection Orders needs to be reformed to further protect London's trees?

  • Maintaining children’s education

    What support are you providing to London’s families to ensure no child falls behind on learning while schools are closed?

  • Retail planning permissions

    How much net new retail floorspace was granted planning permission in the year 2019/20, in each London Borough?

  • Home Working

    What steps are you taking to support London businesses and employees adapt to an increase in home working?

  • Early years

    Many private nurseries and early years providers have closed altogether, leaving some key workers without childcare. Do you agree with me that the Government urgently needs to provide additional...

  • Support for Inner London Businesses

    How are you specifically supporting inner London businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  • Support for Outer London Businesses

    How are you specifically supporting outer London businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  • Affordable homes (2)

    What percentage of all developments approved since 2016 have met your target for 35% affordable homes? Please provide a breakdown by financial year.

  • UK/EU Transition Period

    Should the government ask for an extension to the Transition Period? You have already commissioned research examining the effects of a no- deal scenario, but how will the COVID-19 affect these...

  • Coronavirus Fixed Penalty Notices

    Please could you provide a percentage breakdown, by Basic Command Unit, of the type of offences that resulted in Coronavirus related Fixed Penalty Notices being reported to the criminal records...

  • Blue plaques

    How many blue plaques were put up by the GLC and LCC separately during their rein over London government?

  • Green recovery (1)

    You previously committed to investing £50m in a Green New Deal for London. Could this help London’s post-coronavirus economic recovery whilst also tackling the climate emergency?

  • Consumer and Business Confidence Messaging

    A leading business group asked me to enquire what positive messaging to build consumer and business confidence have you issued since 23rd March?

  • Covid 19: Health and safety [2]

    Are you satisfied with the resources available to and activities of London Local Authorities in relation to enforcing health and safety in offices, shops and hospitality premises in light of the...

  • Ensuring people can follow NHS Trace instructions

    What actions are you taking to encourage employers to proactively support and enable their workers - directly employed or not - to isolate if told to do so by NHS Trace, including through...

  • Hospitality sector

    What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on London’s hospitality sector and what support have you been able to provide during this? Is there any more that the Government can do to support...

  • Support for creative industries during the coronavirus crisis

    On 30 April 2020 you launched a new emergency £2.3 million fund to support culture and creative industries at risk due to the impact of coronavirus. How many of these: a) businesses, and b)...

  • Councils allowing developers to defer affordable housing payments (2)

    I understand that you and the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills recently wrote to the Government about Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations. Will you share this letter?

  • Probation Service

    There are reports that probation rehabilitation services will be renationalised, as were offender management services last year, thereby reversing the hugely damaging privatisation of probation...

  • COVID-19 Related Arrests and Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) Issued to Black Individuals

    The latest figures released by the Met for FPNs issued during lockdown show that despite only making up around 12% of the population, black individuals account for 26 per cent of the FPNs issued....

  • Disorder in Whitehall (4)

    To ask the Mayor how many arrests were made by the Metropolitan Police officers during the Black Lives Matter protest in central London on 3 June 2020?

  • Converted office space

    According to Deloitte, from Oct 2019 to March 2020, work began on 5 million sq ft of office space in London. How much of this potential office space could be converted into residential developments?

  • Lockdown: speeding

    How many speeding offences have been and are being prosecuted by the Met since the start of the lockdown; how many speeding offences have been disposed of by means other than prosecution and how...

  • Draft London Plan

    Will you amend your draft London Plan to encourage building houses with gardens rather than high rise blocks of flats?

  • GLA Funding for London and Partners

    Please can you list the total amount of GLA funding for London and Partners for each year May-April from 2016 to 2020?

  • Affordable homes (1)

    How many developments approved since 2016 have met your target for 35% affordable homes? Please provide a breakdown by financial year.

  • Jobs Created from Good Growth Fund Supported Projects

    How many jobs have been created as a result of good growth fund supported projects? Please give a breakdown by borough.

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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