London Assembly

Friday, 8 January 2021

  • London residency requirement

    The Action Plan states that the London residency requirement will be re-introduced for “most” new recruits. What types of recruitment will be exempt from the requirement?

  • Recruitment targets

    Does your target of 28% of officers being BAME by 2030 include PCSOs and Met Special Constables?

  • Tube Noise [3]

    Residents of Fitzrovia were told that noise from the Victoria Line around Warren Street was not caused by the conditions of the tracks, and so Warren Street was not included in the list of track...

  • Tube Noise [2]

    Residents living between Kentish Town and Tufnell Park report a major increase in tube noise recently. What is the cause and what is the proposed remedy?

  • Tube Noise [1]

    Residents in Fitzrovia are receiving contradictory responses from TfL regarding corrugation on the rails on the Victoria Line around Warren Street. They wrote to me just a few weeks ago to say...

  • Children’s mental health

    Research is beginning to show that children’s mental health has suffered greatly during the pandemic. Can you provide support to children in London?

  • Corner shop violence

    Presenting the data monthly to November 2020 for the past three years, please provide a breakdown of the number of violence against the person offences at London corner shops?

  • University Covid testing

    The Government’s plan to test all students before they leave university for Christmas was thrown into question after unions raised “grave concerns” about the accuracy of the...

  • Testing inaccuracies

    Government-backed assessments carried out by Public Health England and the University of Oxford suggests the lateral flow rapid tests may miss as many as half of Covid-19 cases, depending on who...

  • Step free access

    TfL’s Programme and Investment committee papers for 11 December 2020 state that three long promised step free schemes at Hanger Lane, Burnt Oak and Northolt are currently paused pending a...

  • Help for hospitality

    What percentage of London's hospitality businesses do you estimate City Hall initiatives have engaged with (in some form) since lockdown began in March 2020?

  • Vaccine messaging

    What campaign and messaging materials around encouraging vaccine uptake has your office produced?

  • Vaccine messaging (2)

    Are you working with councils to produce messaging materials around encouraging vaccine uptake?

  • Support for taxi drivers

    I understand that in Liverpool taxi drivers have been given a grant by Liverpool City Council, which is effectively a refund of their licence fee. In other areas one off grants have been provided...

  • Driver and rider access to welfare facilities

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded delivery and collection sites of their duty to provide rest and welfare facilities, including toilets and handwashing, to delivery drivers...

  • GLA Adverts and Sponsored Content

    How much has the GLA spent on adverts and other sponsored content in newspapers, each year since 2014/15 including the current year? Please provide a breakdown.

  • Safer streets from reduced traffic (1)

    Changes in traffic volumes due to both lockdowns this year present a natural experiment to study the relationship between traffic volumes and road collisions. Will you commission a full analysis...

  • Safer streets from reduced traffic (2)

    Reduced traffic volumes, particularly during the first lockdown earlier this year, seemed to lead to a reduction in serious and fatal collisions but an increase in extreme speeding. What have you...

  • Police Promotion

    What effect is the Metropolitan Police’s decision to abandon its tried and tested regime of ensuring all officers start at constable and working their way up through the ranks, currently...

  • Zero Emissions Buses in London (1)

    How many zero emissions buses currently operate in London?

  • Increased mobility post-Covid and air quality (4)

    To what extent do you think low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are protecting London’s air quality and through this Londoners?

  • Zero Emissions Buses in London (2)

    Which routes in London do zero emissions buses operate on?

  • Contact centre staff

    Please advise, by month, the number of Met contact centre 999 and 101 call handlers in each of the last 4 years.

  • Bus Spider Maps (2)

    In answer to Mayoral Question 2020/0228 you stated: “Although TfL did put its proposed policy to Travelwatch, it did not conduct an Equalities Impact Assessment.” Please state (a) how...

  • Bus Spider Maps (1)

    In answer to Mayoral Question 2019/20738 you stated: “Some spider maps have been discontinued as recent research with customers shows that they are used by less than 1 per cent of bus...

  • Piccadilly Line Signalling upgrade

    Did the Government’s Spending Review 2020 offer any hope of investment in the much needed Piccadilly Line signalling upgrade? Whilst the new Piccadilly Line trains that will be rolled out...

  • Oyster weekly cap

    Please update me on TfL’s attempts to introduce weekly capping for Oyster customers on all rail services in London.

  • Discontinued Internal Audits from 1 January 2014 to present

    Please provide me with the reference number and title of all Internal Audits commenced and discontinued from 1 January 2014 to the present and the formal reason why the audit was discontinued.

  • Taxi Licence Fees Deferral

    Due to severe financial challenges facing taxi drivers and proprietors, will the Mayor consider a deferral scheme of taxi drivers' vehicle licence fees?

  • Effective Use of Manpower

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, when Tube drivers were on sick leave or self-isolating, what consideration was given to using the 140 underused Crossrail drivers to drive Tube trains?

  • Racist assaults against Met police officers

    Presenting the data monthly to November 2020 for the past three years, please provide a breakdown of the number of racist assaults against Met police officers?

  • Child abuse

    Presenting the data monthly to November 2020 for the past three years, please provide a breakdown of the number of child abuse offences?

  • Data sharing agreements

    For each of the following organisations, please provide a list of current data sharing agreements (With whom and what for) • GLA • MPS • TFL

  • London’s Recovery Missions

    When is the deadline for responses to the consultation on your London Recovery Programme as outlined in your London Recovery Programme Overview paper published in October 2020, and what is your...

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points (2)

    How many charging points is it estimated that London will need by 2030?

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points (3)

    In ‘The ten point plan for a green industrial revolution’ the government sets out plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points across the UK. How many of these are...

  • Crossrail (2)

    What is your assessment of the total amount of money Crossrail will cost?

  • London's Economy (2)

    What are the components of London’s financial services sector and what percentage do they each contribute?

  • London's Economy

    Have you undertaken any research to ascertain which sectors are most important to London’s economy?

  • Crossrail Funding (1)

    What specific representations have you made to the Government to secure and agree a funding deal for Crossrail?

  • MOPAC Spending

    How many different spending streams does MOPAC have and how much money within each stream is unallocated?

  • Protecting firefighter health (3)

    Does the LFB currently provide health screening as a staff benefit? If yes, what benefits does the health screening provided offer?

  • Property Transformation (2)

    How have the visits improved the ways in which fire stations are used? What efficiencies have been found?

  • Property Transformation (1)

    The Director of Corporate Services indicated recently that visits to fire stations were being undertaken to improve the way that stations are being used1. How regularly do these visits take...

  • Property Transformation (4)

    How much money has property transformation allowed LFB to reinvest back into the Brigade? Where has this money been reinvested?

  • Property Transformation (3)

    Have the changes made led to policy change or vice versa?

  • TfL Complaints

    Please provide a monthly breakdown over the last 5 years up to November 2020 for complaints TfL has received in every category?

  • LFB and LAS [2]

    What is the monthly cost of seconding firefighters to LAS; and is there agreement with LAS for regular reimbursement of this cost?

  • TfL Buses Service Volume (3)

    What was the service volume for TfL buses (million km operated) broken down by borough for 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21?

  • TfL Buses Service Volume (2)

    What was the service volume for TfL buses (million km operated) broken down into outer and inner London for 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21?

  • LTN Car Accidents

    How many car accidents have been reported within Low Traffic Neighbourhoods broken down by scheme?

  • Fines for Refusal to Wear a Mask

    To ask the Mayor how many people have been given fixed penalty notices for failing to wear a face covering on public transport and what has been the total value of the fines?

  • TfL Facility Time

    As you will be aware, the practice, known as ‘facility time’ is when an employee takes time off from their normal role to carry out duties and activities as a trade union...

  • Data breaches

    For Dec 18 to Nov 19 and Dec 19 to Nov 20, please provide how many data breaches have occurred in each of the following organisations: • GLA • MPS • TFL

  • Metropolitan Police FOI Handling

    To ask the Mayor what has been the Metropolitan Police’s compliance level in handling Freedom of Information requests over the last three years?

  • Crossrail (2)

    Given the latest funding package agreed for the completion of Crossrail, can you confirm the proposed opening date of the full line?

  • Crossrail (3)

    How many drivers are currently trained to drive trains on the Crossrail line? Is this number enough to provide a full service when the line opens in its entirety?

  • Crossrail (4)

    Please detail the full final fare structure for the whole Crossrail line.

  • Car accidents (1)

    Presenting the data by year since 2015/16, how many car accidents which caused death have involved a person over-70 in London?

  • London Crime Prevention Fund budget

    Further to the Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime's commitment in 2016 to sustain the LCPF budget at £72m for a further 4 years, could you please advise as to whether this commitment has...

  • Covid fines

    Since the introduction of Covid fines, please provide a monthly breakdown of how many have been issued?

  • Stonewall Diversity Champions (1)

    How much does the London Fire Commissioner pay Stonewall each year to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion?

  • TfL Funding Review

    In July you announced an independent review of TfL’s long-term future funding and financing options. When was this report completed and when do you intend to publish the results?

  • TfL Advertising Spend

    How much has the GLA and TfL spent on adverts and other sponsored content in newspapers, since the 2015/16 financial year? Please provide a list of the newspapers and the amount provided to each one.

  • Police Officers (1)

    How many police officers has London had for each year over the last 10 years?

  • Places of Worship (2)

    Has any research been undertaken regarding how far people have to travel to get to their place of worship?

  • Places of Worship (4)

    Can you please provide a map which provides a breakdown of all places of worship within London?

  • BCU Sex Work Advisory role Review

    What reviews are there into the BCU Sex Work Advisory role?

  • Renaming the CW3 Cycleway

    The route of the CW3 cycleway goes past the proposed new Chinese Embassy. Will you consider celebrating the freedom of speech for which this city is famous by renaming it the "Joshua Wong cycleway"?

  • BCU Sex Work Advisors Training

    What training do BCU Sex Work Advisors receive?

  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    Who will be prioritised for a Covid-19 vaccine in London? Please provide a list showing the various categories.

  • Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic effluents (6)

    What policies are currently in place for the routine care, maintenance, inspection and professional cleaning of PPE?

  • Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic effluents (3)

    When were policies for decontamination of PPE and personnel last updated?

  • Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic effluents (4)

    Do all fire stations currently have the facilities to allow all firefighters to ‘shower within an hour’ when returning from an incident or following a live fire training exercise?...

  • Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic effluents (10)

    The FBU’s report ‘Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic effluents’ states that many of the substances firefighters are exposed to are classified as human carcinogens....

  • Stonewall Diversity Champions (2)

    How much does the Metropolitan Police pay Stonewall each year to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion?

  • Delivery of protected cycle routes (10)

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2019/20741. How many kilometres of protected cycle lanes have you now delivered? Can you give the length by: a) overall kilometres, b) route designation,...

  • Protecting firefighter health (2)

    What is the post Grenfell Imperial College firefighter health study designed to establish?

  • Car accidents (2)

    Please break down the number of car accidents by age group (17 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 and over) in the year up to November 2020?

  • London households

    How many households are there in London?

  • Car accidents (4)

    Please break down the number of car accidents which caused death by age group (17 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 and over) in the year up to November 2020?

  • Crossrail 2

    What are your projected timelines for Crossrail 2?

  • Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement (4)

    How many and with which boroughs has the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement met with since lockdown began in March 2020?

  • 10pm curfew (1)

    What impact has the 10pm curfew had on London’s economy?

  • TfL Buses Service Volume (1)

    What was the service volume for TfL buses (million km operated) for 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21?

  • London Recovery Board

    Will you include a representative of organisations for the disabled on the London Recovery Board?

  • Taipei - Sister City

    Will you invite Taipei to be a sister city with London?

  • Spending Review (1)

    What do you consider to be the key points and omissions of the Spending Review in terms of its impact on London?

  • Scrapping Taxis without TfL Consultation

    Broken down for each of the last 6 years, how many London Taxi drivers have been forced to scrap their vehicles without any compensation from TFL?

  • LFB use of reserves

    London Fire Brigade are proposing to use £12.1million of reserves this year in order to address overspend within the budget. How much has Covid-19 impacted on the finances of the Brigade and...

  • LFB cost mitigation and Covid-19

    What action has been taken to mitigate costs incurred by the London Fire Brigade due to the pandemic?

  • Action Fraud

    To ask the Mayor if you are happy with the level of performance of Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting service, run by the City of London Police?

  • GLA Employees Earning over £100,000 Salary

    Please can you list the total number of GLA staff who earned/are due to earn a salary over £100,000 for each year May-April from 2016 to 2020?

  • Darren Grimes

    How much tax-payers’ money has the Metropolitan Police expended in its various investigations into the activities of the journalist Darren Grimes? Is he still under investigation and if so,...

  • London Underground Station Staff

    As we enter the 21st year of the 21st century with London facing, in your words, "an existential threat post-Covid", how many London Underground station staff do you employ in December 2020...

  • Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement (3)

    How many times have you met with the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement since lockdown began in March 2020? Please list the number of meetings, the subject...

  • Oyster Cards (2)

    How many people used Oyster cards before lockdown in a typical day before Covid?

  • Oyster Cards (1)

    How many Oyster cards are in use?

  • Car accidents (3)

    Presenting the data by year since 2015/16, what proportion of car accidents have involved a person over-70 in London?

  • Piccadilly Line services (2)

    What impact would the full signalling and rolling stock upgrade have on the frequency of trains on both the Heathrow and Uxbridge branches of the Piccadilly Line?

  • Crossrail Funding (2)

    What is your latest estimate of the expected Crossrail completion date?

  • Training on PN633

    What progress is being made towards an agreement with the FBU over training on PN633?

  • London Health Equity Group

    Why will the meeting papers for the London Health Equity Group not be made public?

  • London Health Equity Group

    Can you provide an update on the work of the London Health Equity Group?

  • Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccines in London

    The recent poll from the London Assembly Health Committee indicates worrying stats in that a quarter of Londoners (“15% very unlikely”, “10% fairly unlikely”) to take the...

  • NHS Staff – Carparking Charges

    Do you support proposals for 200 per cent hike in hospital parking fees recently reported in the Mail on Sunday? It is not clear when the plan will be implemented but is there any way NHS staff...

  • LFB’s Fire Safety Department (2)

    Has the cost of running the LFB’s fire safety department increased since 2017?

  • Filling fire safety posts (2)

    How many fire safety posts, and in which ranks, are currently vacant; and what steps are being taken to fill them?

  • Public Service Secret Shopper

    I am picking up an “undercurrent” of complaints that public service "customer service" has declined since March. Obviously Covid-19 is a national emergency but it is also when...

  • Rising unemployment (1)

    The Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review outlined bleak projections for the economy over the coming few months, particularly with regards to unemployment. Can you provide projected...

  • TfL Spending Cuts

    Since May 2016 can you honestly claim that you have avoided any cuts to spending on better TfL services and any cuts to spending that would have boosted capacity?

  • Engaging with Londoners

    How would you rate your record of engaging with Londoners, compared with those of your predecessors?

  • Affordable homes promise in Kidbrook

    In relation to your press release dated 23/08/16, entitled "Mayor brings forward first TfL site to deliver homes for Londoners", can you please confirm that 400 new homes, 50% to be affordable to...

  • Kensington High Street Shared Lane (1)

    As there is now a “temporary" shared lane for traffic and buses in Kensington High Street how has this affected the average journey time for buses?

  • Crossrail NDAs

    How many NDAs have Crossrail employees signed in each year since 2015/16 including the current year?

  • Pause to cycleway programme

    The Transport for London (TfL) cycleways web page states that: “development of future cycleways has been paused while you work on Streetspace for London.” With a temporary funding...

  • Rising unemployment (3)

    It is clear that some sectors, especially retail, hospitality, aviation, culture and creative, are being hit harder by rising unemployment than others. Can you give a breakdown of levels of...

  • Slump of Tourism in London

    It is suggested that UK could lose £60 million a day through a slump in tourism. London’s Tourism industry accounts for one in seven jobs in the capital. This, in the short and long...

  • City Hall – Anti-Racist Organisation

    In your initiative you refer to actions and targets by gender and ethnicity. What will be the process for monitoring outcomes and review if needed?

  • Road Rage

    For Dec 17 to Nov 18, Dec 18 to Nov 19 and Dec 19 to Nov 20, please provide the number of road rage incidents in London?

  • Covid rules and mental health

    How are you ensuring the police are balancing enforcing Covid rules with recognising that the restrictions may have caused additional mental health issues ?

  • Money laundering

    How is the Met working with HMRC and other financial authorities to tackle money laundering?

  • Flu Vaccine

    What more can you do to publicise flu vaccine take up rates in North Kensington? Will you use the local bus and tube network to press home this vital public health message please?

  • LFB and LAS [3]

    What changes in arrangements such as shift patterns have been made to seconding firefighters to LAS; and how many are currently being seconded?

  • Gallows Corner

    Do you feel TfL did enough to notify my constituents and me in advance about the hugely disruptive works at Gallows Corner and will you commit to ensuring that I am always notified in advance on...

  • Recovery of tourism (1)

    At a recent meeting of the Economy Committee, London & Partners suggested that international tourism may not fully recover until 2024. Do you agree with that assessment?

  • “Because I’m a Londoner” campaign

    Can you provide an update on how London & Partner’s #BecauseImALondoner campaign to restore consumer confidence is progressing?

  • Recovery of tourism (2)

    What levels of domestic tourism have we seen in 2020, compared to 2019?

  • Victoria Line Noise - Islington (3)

    Islington residents need the respite of slower trains during the section of the Victoria line track but have been told it will ‘affect the timetables’. Slowing the trains would not...

  • Victoria Line Noise - Islington (2)

    Islington residents have informed me that TfL has agreed to grinding, which has an effect for less than two months twice a year. This is an insufficient solution only lowering the noise...

  • Victoria Line Noise - Islington (1)

    Hundreds of Islington residents have been suffering with horrific tube noise levels since 2017, when flat bottom track was installed on the Victoria line without an essential track fastener such...

  • Updated Business Cases for TfL Capital Projects

    Given the inevitable variations in demand for different transport projects in the light of Covid-19 and the changes to people’s working patterns, have you instructed TfL to re-calculate the...

  • Maximising Revenue from TfL's Capital Assets

    Do you accept you should seek to maximise revenue from TfL’s capital assets before agreeing to increase the Mayor’s Precept?

  • ULEZ Expansion (4)

    Please provide a map detailing the positions of all the cameras that TfL plans to introduce in order to ensure the expansion of the ULEZ to the North and South Circulars is effective, including...

  • Fire and Building Safety (4)

    Are you and the LFB looking at how you can work with London’s world-leading tech sector to create and trial building and fire safety solutions across the capital?

  • Removal of LTNs

    I refer to question MQT 2020/3899, has this review taken place and if so, did Wandsworth Council receive all the funding and did any funds have to be claimed back?

  • Scaffold Licence TFL10107

    Could the Mayor through TfL please investigate the situation in Upper Tooting Road with regard to this expired scaffolding licence and be in contact with the company to make sure it renews its...

  • Hammersmith Bridge (3)

    How many times has the taskforce met to discuss the situation and has City Hall been represented at every meeting?

  • Hammersmith Bridge (1)

    Can you give me an update on the current situation for the bridge repairs?

  • City Hub and Network for Gender Equity (2)

    How will CHANGE (City Hub and Network for Gender Equity) be evaluated?

  • Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement (5)

    What specific actions did you task the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement with to contribute to London’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? a) How...

  • Gender Pay Gap (3)

    How will you ensure that City Hall’s gender pay gap will remain close to zero in the re-profiling of the GLA budget?

  • Fire and Building Safety (3)

    What percentage of the high-rise buildings (those over 6 storeys or 18 metres tall) in London have had their fire risk assessments collected and formally reviewed by the LFB in the last 24 months?

  • Fire and Building Safety (2)

    In the last 24 months how many fire risk assessments have been collected by the London Fire Brigade from the Responsible Person and how many of them have been formally reviewed? Please break this...

  • City Hub and Network for Gender Equity (1)

    I welcome the news that the capital is a co-founding member of a ground-breaking international network of cities committed to advancing gender equality. What practical steps will be implemented...

  • Fire and Building Safety (1)

    How many residential buildings in London are currently subject to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005?

  • Ethnicity Pay Gap

    How will you ensure that City Hall’s ethnicity pay gap does not get larger in the re-profiling of the GLA budget?

  • Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement (2)

    What specific work has the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement done to date in relation to London's recovery from COVID-19?

  • Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement (1)

    What specific work is the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement currently working on?

  • Community Speedwatch programmes (2)

    After running for a number of years how is the Community Speedwatch programme being monitored in terms of its effectiveness of reducing levels of speeding in the areas that it operates in?

  • Making TfL More Efficient and Profitable

    Since May 2016 have all your spending reductions at TfL had the impact of making TfL a more efficient and profitable organisation?

  • Vaccination Priority

    Will you lobby the Government to ensure that domiciliary care workers are prioritised for COVID vaccinations – they are not currently in the priority groups, but are key frontline workers...

  • Rotherhithe Bridge (1)

    Do you regret promising to deliver the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge in your 2016 manifesto?

  • Rotherhithe Bridge (2)

    When you promised to deliver the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge in your 2016 manifesto, how much did you anticipate that the bridge would cost?

  • TfL’s 30 Year Contract with First Group TOL (2)

    In fact a “Trams Update Note”, dated 25 May 2017 and released in response to Question 2019/17340, clearly shows that TfL did in fact consider terminating the TOL contract but decided...

  • Kensington High Street Shared Lane (2)

    What is the impact for the ambulance, fire and emergency services now that there is a “temporary” shared lane of traffic on Kensington High Street?

  • Kensington High Street bike lane

    The bike lane on Kensington High Street delivered under your Streetspace programme provided a much-needed safe cycle link in West London but is now planned for removal by the Royal Borough of...

  • MPS flights and hotels costs

    What is the cost of (1) flights, and (2) hotels for MPS officers for 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 to date. Please also break down the costs for the flights for each year by...

  • First Group TOL’s Cooperation with TFL on Tram Safety (2)

    Since (a) that email was written less than a year after the Sandilands crash and (b) TfL’ s evidenced powerlessness to amend its 30 year contract with First Group TOL, what gives you...

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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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