London Assembly

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

  • Brexit-Related Projects Spending

    How much have you spent on Brexit-related projects and how much funding is ring-fenced for future projects? Please give a breakdown of funding per project.

  • Culinary sector in London

    Have you received representations from London’s culinary sector on the current state of their industry? What was their feedback, particularly with regards to Eat Out to Help Out? Have you...

  • Directing Refusal

    How many schemes have you directed refusal since 2016 and please provide list of them?

  • Evacuation steering group (3)

    What preparation is LFB making for the eventuality that its high-rise firefighting policies currently in development are contrary to the findings of the evacuation steering group?

  • Work of the Violence Suppression Units (VSUs) (3)

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2020/1641. How many of the 1,000 people have now been contacted, and how many have taken up the offer of diversionary support?

  • Fire safety in schools (1)

    What representations have you made to ministers and officials to ensure that the consultation on BB100 (fire safety in schools) is complete and in force before the £1.7 billion new schools...

  • Living Wage Employers

    What have you done to increase the number of living wage employers in London since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Inner and Outer London High Streets and Covid-19

    How are you supporting inner and outer London high streets when it comes to the different challenges they face as a result of Covid-19?

  • High rise firefighting operational limits

    Will you publish your correspondence with the Health and Safety Executive and Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, regarding the safety of high-rise firefighting operations in the current built...

  • Evacuation alert systems

    Have any prototypes or actual equipment relating to whole-building evacuation alert systems been delivered to LFB or NFCC?

  • Helicopters (2)

    What are the criteria for the use of Police helicopters in the early hours of the morning?

  • Medcity Funding

    How much funding have you given to MedCity since the start of your Mayoralty? Please give a breakdown by year.

  • Medtech London Funding

    How much funding have you given to Medtech London? Please give a breakdown by year.

  • Forced Marriage (2)

    Please advise as to how much training to combat forced marriage is currently taking place within the police force in London.

  • Day 6 and 7 arrangements with LAS

    Will firefighters driving ambulances under the day 6 and 7 arrangements be employed by LAS for that time or through another method?

  • Extended duration breathing apparatus drills (4)

    What consideration has been given to the physiological impact of using EDBA on firefighters arising from the EDBA drills?

  • London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF)

    How much of this £85m 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?

  • Culture change plan

    When will LFB publish their culture change plan?

  • Filling LFB junior officer roles (1)

    In each round of promotions to leading firefighter, sub officer, and station officer since 2016, how many applicants were there for each category of officer, and how many available places?

  • Good Work Standard Review

    How and when will you be reviewing your Good Work Standard in response to changes to the workplace due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Value for money in LFB contracts

    Have any contract specific remedial action plans been initiated following the review of the Brigade’s contracts?

  • Furloughed Space Loans Scheme

    What are the Mayor’s views on the Furloughed Space Loans Scheme proposed by the British Property Federation and British Retail Consortium?...

  • Supporting the West End

    Will you commit to supporting the initiatives to boost confidence and increase footfall in the West End which were outlined in Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Rachael Robathan’s recent...

  • Support for Beirut

    What aid has LFB provided to the people of Beirut following the tragic explosion in that city on 4 August, and will funding for this come from national Government?

  • Fire safety in schools (2)

    What representations have you made to ministers and officials to ensure that fire safety in schools includes the provision of sprinklers in all new buildings?

  • King’s ICU fire safety concerns (1)

    How many notices or other items of correspondence about fire safety did LFB issue to King’s College NHS Trust before the emergency closure of its ICU on 22 July 2020?

  • Payment to self-isolate (2)

    Are you lobbying the Government to extend the payment to self-isolate scheme to all regions at all times, rather than only those areas under enhanced restrictions?

  • London & Partners GLA Funding

    How does the £13.6m of GLA funding for London & Partners represent value for money for London at a time where Londoners are facing economic hardship as a result of the covid-19 pandemic?

  • Supporting Curry Houses in London

    Like the rest of the restaurant trade, curry houses in London have been hit by the COVID19 crisis and in particularly it supports some of the most vulnerable communities to the virus. What...

  • Footfall in the Central Activities Zone

    How has footfall in the Central Activities Zone changed since the start of the pandemic and are there signs that footfall is now increasing in this area?

  • Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the Central Activities Zone

    What specific economic challenges does the Central Activities Zone face as compared to the rest of London and what work have you and GLA teams carried out to assess the specific challenges faced...

  • Vision for Tourism Review

    How and when will you be reviewing your Vision for Tourism in response to the challenges to the tourism sector caused by Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Payment to self-isolate (1)

    Do you agree that the Government’s proposal for a £13 per day payment to low-waged workers self-isolating because of coronavirus is insufficient and should be raised to a liveable level?

  • Revival of Hospitality Sector

    Statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the UK has entered its deepest recession since records began and hospitality has been the hardest hit sector. It was reported...

  • Business Advisory Board Pandemic Response

    How is the Mayor’s Business Advisory Board responding to London’s economic challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • Why are London Office workers slow to return to their Offices?

    In a recent Morgan Stanley survey, it was found only a third of office workers in London have returned to their desks while in Paris it is over 80 per cent. Why do you think this is so and what...

  • Visas Denied for Social Care Workers

    Under the new points-based immigration system coming into effect from 1st January, social workers will be excluded from post-Brexit health visa. With more than 100,000 care vacancies in the...

  • Government Safer Streets scheme (1)

    MOPAC put forward 3 bids to the Government Safer Streets scheme and was successful in just one of them. What was a) the process and b) criteria applied by MOPAC in deciding which bids to put forward?

  • Cottages behind West Hampstead fire station

    What progress is being made with the refurbishment of the cottages behind West Hampstead fire station?

  • London Fire Brigade employee travel plan

    Does the London Fire Brigade (LFB) have an employee travel plan, and have surveys been conducted into the modes of transport used by firefighters and staff to commute to work? If so, could...

  • Criminal exploitation

    Does the MPS provide training to all police officers on criminal exploitation?

  • Medcity Pandemic Collaboration

    How have you collaborated with Medcity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic?

  • The Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge Spending

    How much has been spent on the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge to date and how much funding remains? Please give a breakdown of projects which have been awarded funds.

  • Firefighter pension discrimination remedy

    What impact does LFB predict on its finances from the proposals set out in the Government’s consultation document on remedying the unlawful discrimination in firefighter pensions, following...

  • Public order LFB attendances

    How many public order incidents, or incidents requiring a public order response, has LFB attended since the beginning of March 2020, and for the equivalent period in 2019?

  • Helicopters (1)

    What has lead to the apparent increase in the use of Police helicopters?

  • Maternity pay for furloughed workers

    Are you concerned by reports that people who have been pregnant during the pandemic may have been wrongly sent home on sick pay, taking them below the threshold for Statutory Maternity Pay?

  • London Fire Brigade

    Does the Mayor support calls by the National Fire Chiefs Council and Lord Greenhalgh for body-worn cameras to be made available to every fire fighter?

  • Bookable 'space to work'

    At MQT in July, you mentioned you were working with councils to deliver bookable space to work for Londoners. Can you provide more information on this work, what is being delivered, where - and...

  • Breathing apparatus data review

    What was the conclusion of LFB’s review of the effectiveness of extended duration breathing apparatus in high rise fires?

  • UNESCO Geopark

    Will you join with me in congratulating Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority Andy Street, for the Black Country being chosen by Unesco as a geopark. This will aid their tourism, why...

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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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