London Assembly

Monday, 26 October 2020

  • Safeguarding the interests of disabled people

    With a winter of further physical distancing ahead, how will you safeguard the interests of disabled people in Streetspace schemes?

  • London Demonstrations

    Why did the Metropolitan Police take vastly different approaches towards protestors in different demonstrations in London over the last few weeks?’

  • Transport for London: Extraordinary Funding and Financing Agreement

    Please provide an update on the status of the new funding agreement covering the period from 18 October 2020 onwards.

  • Economic Support during Covid-19

    Will the Chancellor’s ‘Winter Plan’ be enough to prevent a rise in unemployment in London?

  • Police Officer Safety

    What progress has been made on providing greater protections for police officers?

  • The MET’s war crimes team

    How many people work in the Metropolitan Police's war crimes team and what is the team's annual budget?

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

    How are you and Transport for London (TfL) assessing the effectiveness of publicity and consultation arrangements for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and other schemes implemented under your...

  • Keeping London Moving (2)

    In the absence of proper consultations on changes to London’s road space, will you commit to working with brilliant organisations like the Marylebone Association and the Kensington Square...

  • Keeping London Moving (1)

    What practical measures can you take to reduce rat running, congestion and keep London moving?

  • London Growth Hub Funding

    How much funding have you invested into the London growth hub and measurable objectives has it achieved?

  • Redundancy Criteria

    Should persons who have been shielding and persons who have been furloughed be added to the government’s list of unfair redundancy criteria?

  • Accidents (5)

    How many accidents have there been on York Road/ Battersea Park Rd in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Accidents (4)

    How many accidents have there been on Putney High St in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Accidents (3)

    How many accidents have there been on the A24 in Merton in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Accidents (2)

    How many accidents have there been on the A24 in Wandsworth in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Accidents (1)

    How many accidents have there been on Tooting Bec Rd in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Officer Personal Safety Training

    How many hours personal safety training do serving Met officers receive each year?

  • Cycle Route

    Just past Colliers Wood tube station, heading towards South Wimbledon on the A24, the cycle route has a dangerous stretch near the bus garage. Does TfL have any plans to improve this stretch?

  • Law Commission Hate Crime Reforms

    Will the Met, or any of its individual officers, be providing evidence to the Law Commission’s work in reforming hate crime legislation, in relation to introducing misogyny as an offence?

  • Quieter Neighbourhood Schemes

    Is the Mayor concerned that the Bowes Quieter Neighbourhood Scheme that TfL provided funding for will force more cars onto the A406 North Circular Road increasing pollution in an already poor air...

  • Public Health England

    Have you had any discussions with the Government regarding the scrapping of PHE? If so have you emphasised that this is a kick in the teeth to the economy and provision of jobs in Barnet, given...

  • Staff absence rates

    Please provide a month-by-month breakdown of staff absence rates in percentages due to COVID-19 (including self-isolation) for March 2020, April 2020, May 2020 and June 2020 for Transport for...

  • Accidents (6)

    How many accidents have there been on Lavender Hill in the last 3 years? How many involved pedestrians or cyclists?

  • Metropolitan Police Service war crimes team (4)

    Has the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) war crimes team been given access to all relevant files held by the Foreign Office, Ministry of Defence and intelligence agencies for their scoping...

  • Streetspace (3)

    How much money is currently planned but yet to be spent in each London borough under the Streetspace Programme?

  • Wandsworth Bridge Road

    Do you agree that a traffic displacement scheme which leads to massive congestion, such as the entirety of Wandsworth Bridge Road being full of near stationary cars, is clearly a failure and...

  • Streetspace (2)

    How much money has been spent in total under the Streetspace Programme?

  • Streetspace (1)

    How much money has been spent in each London borough under the Streetspace Programme?

  • Step-Free Access

    Will you ensure that for all TfL development projects the adjacent TfL assets, be they Tube or bus stations, include step-free disabled access? Please provide examples of where TfL has committed...

  • Use of Facial Recognition Technology by the Metropolitan Police

    How does the recent Court of Appeal decision in Bridges v South Wales Police affect the Metropolitan Police’s use of automated facial recognition technology?

  • Closed Bus Stops

    One my constituents recently had to walk the entire length of Oxford Street to find a bus stop that was open for route 94 buses. Why are so many bus stops closed and what impact do you think this...

  • Oakley Street (2)

    What consideration has been given to banning left turns from Oakley Street onto Albert Bridge?

  • Competition Law and Restrictions to TlL’s March 2020 Retention Bonus

    In your response to Question 2020/2534, you state that agency drivers were denied access to the scheme. Before announcing the scheme, did TfL conduct any review of Competition Law and how its...

  • Thames Clippers (6)

    Why do some scheduled Thames passenger boat operators not enjoy the same commercial operating advantages as Uber Thames Clippers, such as the waving of equivalent pier landing fees?

  • Thames Clippers (5)

    How much of the financial block grant awarded to Transport for London is allocated to the operation of Uber Thames Clippers?

  • Complaints received by the Metropolitan Police Service regarding stop and search (2)

    Following up on a request for information made during the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on 6 February 2019, could you provide summary data on the outcomes of complaints against...

  • Hammersmith & Fulham Policing and Crime Commission Report 1

    Do you agree that Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s plan in their Hammersmith & Fulham Policing and Crime Commission Report, to set up a non-emergency crime reporting phone number will...

  • Payment to self-isolate (3)

    How many workers would be eligible for the payment to self-isolate scheme in London, were they required to and the scheme extended to the city?

  • Santander Cycle (1)

    I have received numerous complaints from constituents that many of the Santander Cycle racks are often empty, or almost empty. Why is this and what more can be done to ensure they are full, at...

  • Wandsworth One-way system

    Are works still planned to make changes to the Wandsworth One-Way system, which goes around the Town Hall? If yes, when are they planned to start?

  • Women in the criminal justice system 1

    What work is taking to place to ensure female victims of domestic and sexual abuse do not enter the criminal justice system?

  • Streetspace (2)

    Will the TfL Streetspace trials continue for the full 18 months as originally notified, or is there any likelihood that they will be cut short?

  • Streetspace (1)

    A number of people have contacted me about the TFL Streetspace trials in Merton and Wandsworth. Can you confirm that adjustments have been and will be made throughout the entire trials?

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (4)

    How did you and TfL promote the consultation to trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes and are you satisfied that those affected were well-informed?

  • Grosvenor Road Gridlocked

    Traffic on the Grosvenor Road westbound approach to Chelsea Bridge continues to be almost invariably gridlocked since TfL’s changes. Will you review, as a matter of urgency and priority,...

  • Kings Cross Gyratory

    As work continues on the Kings Cross Gyratory, will you consider a proposal by local residents to make it a 20 mph zone, as indeed the rest of Camden is? Local residents say this will help make...

  • PHVs Congestion Charge

    How much money has TFL raised from congestion charge payments made by PHV drivers for each month since the exemption was removed?

  • Temporary Hammersmith-Barnes Road Bridge

    What professional analysis did TfL or Hammersmith & Fulham Council undertake on the Beckett Rankine temporary road bridge proposal?

  • Cycle Hire Scheme

    In each year since it was started what were the net costs of the Cycle Hire scheme?

  • Use of electric scooters in dedicated cycle lanes

    Electric scooters are currently not legally permitted in dedicated cycle lanes. What steps are being taken to address what many people would consider a legal anomaly? Should ending this anomaly...

  • MET’s scoping exercise

    How many scoping exercises is the Metropolitan Police war crimes team currently conducting, and in which parts of the world do they relate to?

  • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2020

    With the reduction in the number of sellers able to assist with this year’s Poppy Appeal and with the number of passengers travelling through train and London Underground stations...

  • Public Transport Subsidy

    Do you agree that public transport needs to be heavily subsidised by the government, as is the case in Germany and France, as an incentive to Londoners to use public transport to enable reduce...

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (3)

    What was the feedback given to the trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes from passenger representative groups, accessibility and inclusion groups, and road user groups?

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (2)

    What further consultation do you intend to undertake with affected Londoners in relation to your plans to trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes?

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (1)

    When making your plans to trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes, what consideration have you and TfL made to those Londoners in affected areas who rely on temporary drop-off points to...

  • Initiation of IA 13744

    Internal Correspondence dated 3 March 2014 you provided to me in response Question 2019/19750 shows a reference to a 27 February 2014 Meeting that discussed TfL’s Letter of Engagement with...

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (7)

    Will you and TfL consider shortening the trial periods relating to the operating hours of bus lanes if they were shown to have a detrimental impact on the local community or shown not to reach...

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (6)

    What proportion of respondents to the consultation to trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes opposed the proposals and what proportion supported them?

  • Changes to the operating hours of bus lanes (5)

    How many consultation responses did you receive in response to your plans to trial changes to the operating hours of bus lanes?

  • Changes to borough cycle funding

    In May 2020 Healthy Streets funding, including Local Implementation Programme (LIP) funding, for boroughs was paused. Could you, for each borough and programme (Liveable Neighbourhoods,...

  • Transport for London employee travel plan

    Does Transport for London (TfL) have an employee travel plan, and have surveys been conducted into the modes of transport used by staff to commute to work? If so, could details of this plan,...

  • Protests

    What are your views on the accusations that the MPS did not give anti-lockdown protesters the same leeway and flexibility as Black Lives Matter, and Extinction Rebellion?

  • Metropolitan Police Service war crimes team (1)

    Could you tell me: a) how many officers and staff are assigned to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) war crimes team, b) the budget assigned to the MPS war crimes team, c) how many scoping...

  • Brownhill Road/Torridon Road Junction

    In answer to Question 2020/0990 you stated: “Transport for London (TfL) has plans to improve the junction between Brownhill Road and Torridon Road. Design work on a new pedestrian crossing...

  • Temporary Hammersmith-Barnes Ferry

    Does the temporary ferry between Hammersmith and Barnes require a full tendering process and, if so, what consideration has been given to classifying the situation as an emergency to allow that...

  • Abstracked Solutions March 2014 Audit of TOL’s Safety Management System

    In your response to Question 2020/0971 you state "The Abstracked Solutions report was requested during the audit on 18 June 2014 and was provided by Tram Operatons Limited (TOL) to the Transport...

  • Victim-Blaming Statements reflected in TfL’s Bus Safety Data Release

    An analysis of the fatalities shown on TfL’s Bus Safety Data Release contains victim-blaming statements like “A male pedestrian stepped on to the crossing at Edmonton Green Bus...

  • Stop and Search

    The Government have announced that the Police could get powers to stop and search convicted knife offenders without further suspicion. Will this be useful in tackling violence in London?

  • 20 November 2017 Email RE: “Tramlink 2014 Report” from Head of CIRAS to HSE Head

    Further to your response to Question 2020/1099, please provide me with a copy of an email dated 20 November 2017 re “Tramlink 2014 Report” and all related email communication related...

  • Vauxhall Bridge Road (1)

    How long before the closure of Vauxhall Bridge Road did TfL decide the closure was necessary?

  • Vauxhall Bridge Road (2)

    How and when were residents notified of the closure of Vauxhall Bridge Road?

  • Vauxhall Bridge Road (3)

    Do you think that residents received sufficient notice of the closure of Vauxhall Bridge Road?

  • Campaign Company

    In early 2020 Hammersmith & Fulham Council commissioned the Campaign Company to talk to residents about Cycleway 9. Since then the Council has repeatedly refused to release data from the...

  • Speakers Corner

    I have been contacted with concerns that Christian Preacher, Hatun Tash has been banned from Speakers Corner after threats were made against her life. Do you agree that the police should help...

  • Metropolitan Police Service war crimes team (5)

    Has the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) war crimes team been able to question David Walker, co-founder of the mercenary group Keenie Meenie Services, for its scoping exercise into allegations...

  • Tube Noise

    At the last Transport Plenary there was cross-party agreement that excessive Tube noise is an unacceptable blight and yet like ‘Groundhog Day’ it never seems to end. A recent letter...

  • Metropolitan Police Service war crimes team (3)

    How many members of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) war crimes team are conducting the scoping exercise into allegations of war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s,...

  • Cycle hire

    Why is the Santander cycle docking station near Battersea Park Road and Battersea Bridge always empty?

  • Drummond Street

    It is impossible to access Drummond Street when travelling from south to north as the right turn from Hampstead Road is banned and the southern end of North Gower Street is blocked off. Will you...

  • Taser 7

    Will the Met be trialling or reviewing the new ‘Taser 7’ model, before rolling it out to officers?

  • LTN

    A number of local people have contacted me about the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTNs) installed in Wandsworth and Merton. Can you confirm where the funding came from and who agreed the design?

  • Central Activities Zone

    What support are you giving to the Central Activities Zone which has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic? What further support is needed?

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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