London Assembly

Friday, 18 September 2020

  • Screening Out Crimes without Suspect Being Identified

    How many cases have been closed by the Met in the last five years without a suspect being identified? Please provide this information broken down by a) year and b) type of crime.

  • BAME officer dismissal

    Please provide the number and percentage breakdown by ethnicity of officers dismissed by the Met in each of the following years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 so far? Workforce data reports on...

  • Elder Abuse

    Following question 2018/5452, please provide a monthly breakdown of elder abuse reports/detections in London since and including June 2018?

  • Stop and search during lockdown (1)

    The latest data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) shows the highest level of stop and search in more than eight years according to an article in The Times...

  • Use of taser (2)

    Please provide the demographic breakdown of those suspects who have had tasers fired at them by the MPS (fired, drive stun or angle drive stun) in each of the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019...

  • Use of taser

    Please provide the demographic breakdown of those suspects who have had taser tactics deployed on them by the MPS in each of the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to date.

  • Paddington Police Station

    What are the plans for Paddington Green Police station particularly in the short-term?

  • Social rent caps

    How are you working with housing associations and local authorities to ensure that new social lettings do not exceed the Government's social rent cap? Recent research has show that in some...

  • Huawei

    What impact does the government’s decision to exclude Huawei from rolling out 5G services and their involvement in 4G have on the overdue and over budget development of the Emergency...

  • Shared ownership families

    While only a small proportion of shared ownership purchasers have children, do you have data (for example from the English Housing Survey), on what proportion of shared ownership households in...

  • Shared ownership sales (1)

    Paragraph 4.2 of your Intermediate Housing Research Note states there were 2,140 first tranche LCHO sales in London in 2018/19. MHCLG data shows that there were 2,731 LCHO completions in 2017/18...

  • Better Futures Businesses

    How many businesses have benefitted from the Better Futures Programme?

  • Better Futures Programme Funding

    How much funding have you put into the Better Futures Programme and of that funding, how much has been allocated and unallocated?

  • London Waste and Recycling Board Press Officers

    How many press officers did the London Waste and Recycling Board employ in the 2019/20 year and what was the total cost of this?

  • London Power targets

    The first quarterly report from London Power was released in August 2020 with 2,920 homes powered so far. What is your target for the next quarter?

  • Glyphosate use by the GLA

    Could you update me on work the Mayor has done to implement the recommendations of the London Assembly motion on glyphosate use, which was agreed unanimously in July 2019, calling on the Mayor to...

  • Chiswick Police Station

    Will you work with the Met to keep Chiswick Police station open permanently, given the legal success in 2018 to keep Wimbledon police station open and a current local petition against the...

  • The Transcribing of Police Interviews

    Please provide details of how many hours officers have spent transcribing police interviews over the last 5 years, broken down by year and interview location e.g. interview suite, scene of crime,...

  • Consideration of Automated Transcription Technology within the Met

    Has the Met considered the potential benefits of automated police transcription technology? Please provide information on any work the Met has done to investigate the benefits of such technology...

  • Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board Funding

    Camden SNB have received a letter from MOPAC informing them that there is a review of “discretionary” expenditure, and that they should not commit to any expenditure. It is 5 months...

  • Appropriate Adult provision

    How do you square off the requirement for Appropriate Adults to be independent of the Police whilst MOPAC now intend to fund their provision?

  • Greener City Fund

    MD2666 outlines changes you have made to the 2020-21 GLA: Mayor’s Budget. Within the recovery budget is £567,000 for the Greener City Fund. What will this money be used for, and what...

  • Unlicensed Music Events

    What steps has the Met Police taken to stop and prevent unlicensed music events? How many such events have been reported to the police in Enfield & Haringey?

  • Car Meets

    What recent action has been taken by the Met Police against illegal car meets? There has been a number of events that have happened in my constituency, much to the distress of residents.

  • Electricity Supply to New Developments in the Royal Docks and Housing Developments Across London

    In Mayoral Decision 2655 you recently approved the use of up to £25.218 million to reinforce the electricity supply to the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, which will include housing. What work...

  • Increases in Bonfires Across Many Parts of London

    I have received reports from across London of increases in bonfires in recent weeks and months. This will, in part be due to it being the summer, but also because of lockdown and Covid-19. How...

  • Unsafe Cladding

    What can City Hall do to support Lambeth & Southwark leaseholders who are facing difficulties due to issues around unsafe cladding of their homes?

  • Taser Gun Use by the MPS (2)

    Government scientists have warned that the Taser 7 Gun could lead to more suspects suffering internal injuries and broken bones. In addition they have also warned that passers-by now risk being...

  • Taser Gun 7 use by the MPS (1)

    Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the Taser 7 gun for use by police forces in England and Wales. What evidence is there that the taser weapons currently in use by the MPS are not up to the...

  • Environmental Impact of Working from Home

    It has been suggested that the savings on emissions from transport when working from home could be outweighed by the increased heating and light that people use at home. What work have you done...

  • MPS Directorate of Professional Standards (2)

    Of these full and part time employees, how many are: (a) white (b) a non-white ethnicity (c) ethnicity is not recorded?

  • MPS Directorate of Professional Standards (1)

    How many people, both full time and part-time are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service's Directorate of Professional Standards (including both officers and police staff)?

  • The Green New Deal

    Could the Mayor confirm how much of the £50 million announced in February 2020 to support the Green New Deal has been spent and what on?

  • Public Involvement in Met Action Plan

    Can you provide details of which organisations and communities have been engaged in the development of your plan to build wider trust and confidence in policing?

  • New Met Officer Allocation

    When do you expect to find out how many officers will be allocated to the Met Police from the second tranche of the government’s ‘Be a force for all’ 20,000 officer recruitment...

  • London Power

    How many households have now signed up to London Power?

  • GLA Grants

    Please provide a list of all developers who have received a grant from City Hall, the amount of the grant and for which purpose it was received?

  • Met Funding Shortfall

    What is the funding gap faced by the Met by the end of this financial year and in the next financial year? What impact could this have on officer numbers?

  • Food waste

    You told me on July 19th that all Borough Reduction and Recycling Plans (RRPs) have been signed off. Have all Boroughs committed to segregated food waste collections and, if not, which Boroughs...

  • New police officers demographic breakdown (2)

    Please provide a full demographic breakdown of all new officers recruited into the Met in the past 12 months.

  • Diesel air pollution (1)

    Recent Environmental Defense Fund data identified 10 hotspots for pollution by diesel vehicles, two of which are in my constituency and all of which are outside the ULEZ. How will you be tackling...

  • Scheme to help rough sleepers with mental health needs

    How much of this £2.35m fund, announced in October 2019, has been spent to date, and how many people have been helped by this scheme? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this...

  • Homelessness Change

    How much of this £40m fund has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding been reallocated to other projects, and if so how much?

  • Renewable Energy

    Please provide a comparison table with quantifiable numbers between the New York state USA programme of renewable energy measures versus the GLA's?

  • MOPAC Press Officers

    How many press officers did MOPAC employ in the 2019/20 year and what was the total cost of this?

  • Vehicle Stop and Search Demographics

    Please provide the ethnic breakdown of members of the public subjected to stop and searches following their vehicle being stopped in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to date.

  • Energy providers

    Do you as Mayor think it is morally right for a national energy provider operating in London to send the following letter to a long term homeowner- not a new home (I quote red title) “ We...

  • Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the Olympics

    Journalist Michael Gillard, formerly of the Sunday Times published a book "Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the Olympics (2019). It makes disturbing reading, naming an "untouchable" criminal too...

  • Met Police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire (2)

    How much has the Met spent on its investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire since its commencement?

  • Drug dealing

    Will you join me in congratulating the Evening Standard on their exclusive ‘drug dealers use Instagram to target teens in the park '. What will you do in terms of a public information...

  • Met Police buildings

    In your answer to me in question 2020/1199, you said that works are taking place to Met Police buildings to make them open plan, has this policy been reviewed in light of Covid19?

  • Met Police officer exit numbers

    Please provide the Met Police officer exit numbers - retirement and resignation for May 2016 - May 2017 - May 2018 - May 2019 - May 2020.

  • Met Police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire (3)

    How many officers has the Met currently engaged on its investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire?

  • District Heating Systems

    Does the Mayor agree or disagree that the recent successes of the Bunhill project in powering 13,500 homes through a District Heating System is evidence for the much needed growth in this technology?

  • Retrofitting

    Can the Mayor confirm whether or not there are further plans to expand London's ‘retrofit programme’ to further decarbonise the UK’s housing stock?

  • Ews1

    In view of your strategic housing role, do you share concerns about the current External Wall Fire Review (EWS1) process and its impact on the ability to buy, sell or raise a mortgage on such...

  • Green energy

    Does the Mayor worry that the perceptive FT journalist Jonathan Ford " Green power needs to be dense, an awkward truth for renewables" (17 August) may have a point? Has the GLA identified sites...

  • Forced Marriage (3)

    Is the Mayor aware of the recent comment by Natasha Rattu, Chief Executive of Karma Nirvana, the charity campaigning against forced marriage, reporting a 150% increase in calls from teenagers...

  • Waste self-sufficiency

    In your answer to question 2020/2275, you told me that London’s net waste self-sufficiency is now at 60%, a welcome 14% increase from when the current London Plan was published. Are you...

  • Emissions from buildings (2)

    The Environment Committee recently published a report into London’s carbon emissions which focused heavily on building emissions. Will you be adopting our recommendations, which were...

  • Climate resilience

    Can you provide an update on when your guidance for schools and Early Years settings on how to adapt to London’s changing climate will be published?

  • Plastic waste (2)

    Will you consider setting a separate target for increased plastic recycling, in order to reduce the carbon intensity of incineration?

  • Plastic waste (1)

    In your answer to me on sustainable waste management on July 19th, you told me that getting the Carbon Intensity Floor for incineration down to 200g/kWh of CO2 is practically challenging due to...

  • Emissions from buildings (1)

    In your answer to question 2020/2274, you stated that London’s buildings account for 74% of emissions. Does this account for embodied carbon? If so, what proportion is embodied carbon and,...

  • Plastic waste (3)

    Understandably, many of your water refill points closed at the start of the pandemic until it was clear they did not pose an infection risk. What progress has now been made towards reopening...

  • London Power (2)

    How many vulnerable customers have so far been cross-referred between London Power and your other energy schemes?

  • London Power (1)

    I was pleased to read in your London Power first Quarterly Report that nearly 3,000 homes have so far been powered by London Power. How are you working to increase this number?

  • MOPAC Public Engagement Funding

    Please can you provide an update on the future of MOPAC Public Engagement Funding?

  • Housing size mix

    Will you make it a mandatory requirement for GLA housing funding that all developers report on the size mix for all starts?

  • Homebuilding Capacity Fund

    How much of this £10m fund has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding been reallocated to other projects, and if so how much?

  • Community-led housing

    How much of this £38m fund, announced in January 2019, has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding been reallocated to other projects, and if so how...

  • Met Police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire (1)

    When do the Met expect to conclude their criminal investigation into individuals and bodies related to the Grenfell Tower fire?

  • Vulnerable people in buildings with flammable cladding (2)

    How many people requiring sleep-in carers reside in buildings of 18m+ with ACM and other forms of flammable cladding in London?

  • Shoplifting (1)

    I note the report in the Daily Telegraph of 7 July 2020, which stated: ‘Kit Malthouse, the policing minister, is writing to chief constables saying the theft of goods valued up to £200...

  • Extinction Rebellion Protests

    On 1 September 2020, Extinction Rebellion commenced ten days of action across the UK, to protest against climate change. In London, this has led to severe traffic delays, as the capital attempts...

  • Rough Sleepers (2)

    How many of London’s rough sleepers who were accommodated in hotels during Covid lockdown have not been placed in alternative accommodation? How many of these remain in hotels, and where...

  • Rough Sleepers (1)

    How many of London’s rough sleepers who were accommodated in hotels during Covid lockdown have been placed in alternative accommodation?

  • Good Growth Fund

    What is the total funding pot for the Good Growth Fund? How much of this fund has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding been reallocated to other...

  • Vulnerable people in buildings with flammable cladding (1)

    How many a) hospitals, b) other healthcare sites, and c) social care sites have ACM and other forms of flammable cladding in London?

  • London Power (3)

    Please could the Mayor provide the target number of customers London Power had for the first six months?

  • London Power (2)

    Are you satisfied that London Power has only gained fewer than 3000 customers in the first six months of the scheme?

  • London Power (1)

    Is the Mayor satisfied that London Power has only gained 15 customers a day on average since it was launched in January?

  • Green New Deal

    Can the Mayor confirm whether the £50 million announced to support a Green New Deal in February will be used as part of London's COVID-19 green recovery?

  • tree coverage

    Do you support the campaign to increase tree canopy coverage in London? What are the practical steps you are taking or can take to help achieve this?

  • Thames Tideway

    How has the construction of the Thames Tideway tunnel been affected by COVID-19?

  • Fuel poverty (4)

    Your Fuel Poverty Action Plan has now been published for two years. Will you be publishing an interim results report on all the metrics?

  • River pollution

    There have been recent reports that the Environment Agency is considering watering down its river pollution targets. Can you guarantee London will retain higher standards in our waterways?

  • Fuel poverty (2)

    At MQT last December, you updated me on the progress with your Fuel Poverty Action Plan and Warmer Homes schemes. How has this been affected by the pandemic, and can you provide me with the...

  • Fuel poverty (3)

    Will you be updating your Fuel Poverty Action Plan to reflect the economic challenges faced by Londoners at the moment?

  • London Power (3)

    What customer feedback have you so far received? Are you conducting customer satisfaction analysis?

  • Fuel poverty (1)

    Fuel poverty is always a serious concern, but this year I am particularly worried due to the coming economic crisis and the likelihood that many Londoners will be spending more time at home than...

  • NPCC Aviation Review

    In relation to your answer to 2020/1206, the NPCC Aviation Review is available online, what is your assessment of it and its implications for London?

  • Facilitating socially distanced democratic protests

    I understand that potential organisers of events and protests in Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square are being informed there is no possibility to arrange to use these spaces, even in several...

  • Money laundering of Rajib Nawaz, ex-PM of Malaysia

    Will the MET investigate whether any of the money laundering of ex-PM of Malaysia Rajib Nawaz occurred in London?

  • GLA Loans

    Please provide a list of all the developers who have received a loan from City Hall, the amount of each loan and for which purpose it was received?

  • Assaults on Police Officers

    For 2019/20 please provide the number of police officers who have been attacked/assaulted, injured as a result of an attack or seriously injured. Please also provide a breakdown of the three...

  • London’s Housing Delivery Recovery Plan

    I welcome the publication of London’s Housing Delivery Recovery Plan and the five priority responses identified in the report. With the end of the Housing Delivery Taskforce, how will you...

  • Mayor’s Life off the Streets programme

    How many proposals were received for the Mayor’s Life off the Streets Programme?

  • Rough Sleeping Taskforce Change of Leadership

    Dame Casey carried out invaluable work championing the rights of rough sleepers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. With Dame Casey stepping down from her role as head of the Rough Sleeping...

  • Housing representation on the London Recovery Board

    How are the views of housing providers represented on the London Recovery Board and is there a representative on the Board who specifically has housing within their remit?

  • Policing Priorities

    The British police have serious institutional problems. Thanks to financial pressure and legal changes, they over-police low-level offending and under-police serious crime. The regular stream of...

  • People with a zero-harm score on the Gangs Matrix

    On 16 February 2020 you published a press release, titled Mayor’s intervention results in comprehensive overhaul of Met’s Gangs Violence Matrix, saying: “As recommended in the...

  • Recommendations from MOPAC review of the Gangs Matrix

    One recommendation in MOPAC's December 2018 review of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Gangs Matrix says: “We recommend that the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) improve transparency...

  • Street Teams

    I note the growing proliferation of so-called ‘Street Teams’ which now patrol swathes of London’s West End, clad in combat boots and stab vests. These individuals talk to shop...

  • Tasers

    To ask the Mayor how many times the Metropolitan Police have used Tasers over the last five calendar years and please categorise the reason for their use.

  • Real Lettings Property Fund 2

    What is the total funding pot for this scheme, following the original £60m announced in February 2018? How much of this fund has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has...

  • Welfare to Wellbeing

    How much of this £180k fund for homeless veterans has been spent to date, and how many people have been helped by this scheme? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding...

  • Move-on accommodation

    How much of this £50m fund has been spent to date? How much money remains in the fund? Has any of this funding been reallocated to other projects, and if so how much? How many homes have...

  • FGM (3)

    What is the Mayor doing to incorporate action taken against FGM in his mayoral strategy?

  • FGM (5)

    Is the Mayor aware that Nimco Ali OBE, founder of The Five Foundation has predicted a sharp rise in FGM during lockdown? Have you put any measures in place to mitigate this please?

  • FGM (4)

    What action is the Deputy Mayor taking against FGM?

  • Pepper Spray/CS Gas

    For each of the following years, Sep 2015 to Aug 2016, Sep 2016 to Aug 2017, Sep 2017 to Aug 2018, Sep 2018 to Aug 2019, and Sep 2019 to Aug 2020, how many times has Pepper Spray/CS Gas been used...

  • Racist Pollution

    Given your closeness to Extinction Rebellion and your support for ‘Black Lives Matter’, do you agree with Extinction Rebellion’s co-founder Gail Bradbrook, who in the London...

  • MOPAC Victims Fund

    Please can you provide an update on the future of the MOPAC Victims Fund?

  • London Crime Prevention Fund

    Please can you provide an update on the future of the London Crime Prevention Fund?

  • Shared ownership sales (3)

    Are you about to break down the deposits for shared ownership sales in 2017/18 into deciles or quartiles? Could you compare these to the equivalent for private market sale deposits?

  • Shared ownership sales (2)

    Are you able to break down the household income of shared ownership purchasers in London in 2017/18 into deciles? If so, can you compare these to the household income deciles of London for the...

  • Shared ownership sales (4)

    Are you able to give a median, or quartile, figure for the deposit paid by shared ownership purchasers who were considered to be in "intermediate ownership need"?

  • TfL Junk Food Advertising Ban Review Update

    Further to my question 2020/0706, what has been the result of your internal policy review of the TfL junk food advertising ban?

  • Royal Albert Docks (1)

    The Royal Albert Dock scheme, in which the GLA entered into a development agreement with ABP in May 2013, was due to have been completed by 2022. What is the current timeframe for the completion...

  • Silvertown Partnership (2)

    Outline Planning Permission was granted to the Silvertown Partnership scheme in August 2016. One of the conditions of that outline permission was that, within two years, a detailed planning...

  • Silvertown Partnership (1)

    When are works expected to start of Phase 1 of the Silvertown Partnership scheme, the redevelopment of Millennium Mills? In March 2020, the developers posted on their website that they were...

  • Royal Docks air quality

    What steps are you taking to improve air quality around the Royal Docks? Given there is significant residential development completed and planned in the area, constituents have raised with me...

  • Met Ability to Respond to ‘Unlicensed Music Events’

    Are you confident that the Met are properly equipped to deal with the rise in ‘unlicensed music events’ in London?

  • Sentencing for Attacks on Officers

    Attacks on police officers in London have risen. Do you believe that there should be tougher sentences for those that attack emergency service workers?

  • IPCC/IOPC investigations

    For each of the past five years, what is the average time of IPCC/IOPC investigations (From start to conclusion)?

  • Police mental health

    Has the MPC considered the use of a counsellor messaging service as an option to complement existing mental health services for police officers?

  • Single Crewing

    What is the current MPS policy on single crewing and is there any plan to change this?

  • Tasers

    What is the current number of Tasers in the MPS and are there any plans to increase this number?

  • Prince Harry

    Does Prince Harry still receive police protection by the MPS? If so, how much has this cost in total since he and his family moved abroad? Note 1: Please include costs for both the Duke and...

  • Police Federation Feedback

    Will the MPS allow the Police Federation a comment section, similar to the Diversity Implications Section, on all new policy documents?

  • Royal Albert Docks (3)

    In your response to Assembly Member Shah's question 2019/20599 in November last year, you stated that Phase One of the Royal Albert Docks scheme had completed in April 2019. How much of the...

  • Royal Albert Docks (2)

    In your response to Assembly Member Shah's question 2019/20599 in November last year, you said you were discussing options for the delivery of phase 2 with the developer of the Royal Albert Docks...

  • Heathrow Airport

    What measures are the Metropolitan Police taking to stop minicab touts from operating at Heathrow Airport Terminals?

  • Met Action Plan Publication

    When will your plan to build wider trust and confidence in policing be published?

  • Concerns Around the Emergency Services Network Upgrade

    The Government’s Huawei ban on 5G infrastructure in the UK potentially has serious implications for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) upgrade. How are you working with the Met and the...

  • Londoners at Risk of Losing their Homes

    Reports show that 25% of Londoners have either fallen behind with their rent or are about to fall behind. Given that the Government’s eviction ban is due to end on 20 September, with only...

  • Mayor’s Action plan for improving trust and confidence, transparency and accountability in policing

    When will your promised action plan for improving trust and confidence, transparency and accountability in policing be published?

  • Police Helicopter Use (2)

    Following your response to MQ 2019/11974, please provide an update on the progress the Met has made in replacing helicopter use with drones, where possible, in its policing operations.

  • Coronavirus Second Wave [2]

    Have you assessed the impact a second wave of coronavirus would have on GLA services, especially the police, fire brigade and TfL, including the impact on their budgets?

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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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