London Assembly

Thursday, 18 March 2021

  • Orbital Buses

    Do you accept there would be considerable demand for expanding the number of orbital bus routes in London?

  • Vaccine rollout

    London is still lagging behind the rest of England in the vaccine rollout. Are you confident London is receiving the right resources?

  • Vaccines Equity Group (2)

    What recommendations has the Vaccines Equity Group made to help reduce vaccine hesitancy in London?

  • 119m support for police officers (2)

    Is the £119m of funding you announced in 2019 to protect Met Police officer numbers on track to do so?

  • Mayor's Good Growth Fund (6)

    As delivered via the 2018 second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, how successful have the new & refurbished performance, rehearsal, learning & play spaces at Polka...

  • Lateral Flow Testing

    As Councils roll out rapid lateral flow testing, will you help to encourage Londoners to take advantage of this and get tested regularly?

  • TfL Ridership

    What assessment have you and TfL made of the impact of the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions on TfL ridership forecasts?

  • Air Pollution in Enfield & Haringey (2)

    How much has air pollution reduced at schools across Enfield & Haringey since 2016?

  • Air Pollution in Enfield & Haringey (3)

    How much has air pollution reduced in residential areas in Enfield & Haringey since 2016?

  • Knife Crime in Enfield & Haringey

    What steps have you been taking to reduce knife crime in Enfield & Haringey?

  • London’s poor position of pedestrian deaths from buses on international benchmark

    The data provided in your response to Question 2020/3828 shows TfL in the bottom half of its World City benchmark for pedestrian deaths from bus collisions and with a higher deaths per km than...

  • Fire on DLR train at Poplar station

    Has the investigation into the fire that occurred on a DLR train at Poplar station on the 16 January 2021 been completed? As the initial cause of the fire has been identified as a fault on the...

  • Anti-virus air filters

    I understand that anti-virus air filters are being fitted to every bus on the Brighton and Hove Metrobus fleet. What assessment has TfL undertaken of the use of anti-virus air filters on buses,...

  • Removal of cash payments at London Underground stations (2)

    Bank of England research, titled Cash in the time of Covid, published on the 24 November 2020 stated: “A few hours after infection, even at high doses, the levels and therefore associated...

  • Removal of cash payments at London Underground stations (1)

    In a letter to the London Assembly Transport Committee, dated the 24 February 2021, on the subject of the removal of cash payments at London Underground stations it was stated by the Managing...

  • Phase 2 of the UCL Initial Assessment of London Bus Driver Mortality from Covid-19 (2)

    Following up your lack of response to Question 2020/2697, please provide me with all final copies and drafts of presentations and steps to communicate phase 2 findings plus copies of any...

  • Bus Operator Ferry Driving and Covid-19 Risk (9)

    Given the concentration of Covid-19 deaths among Metroline and Tower Transit Bus Drivers, has TfL considered the possibility of a “Super-Spreader” event might have originated with...

  • Commonhold Policy for London

    The recent cladding and fire safety scandal has further exposed the serious flaws in the leasehold model of home ownership. I believe a commonhold model could prevent many of the issues currently...

  • Transparency about Nearly Catastrophic First Group Croydon Tram Safety Incidents

    Three nearly catastrophic safety incidents involving the First Group Croydon Tram took place between August and October 2020 but didn’t become known to the public until February 2021. Given...

  • TfL’s Concession to Unite the Union on Face Masks

    In June 2020, Unite the Union published a notice entitled “Government guidance for face coverings on public transport” which, inter alia, claimed “TfL and the Bus Operators...

  • TfL’s Implementation of RAIB’s Croydon Tram Crash Investigation Recommendations

    Under the “Investigation updates and conclusions in Quarter 3, Croydon tram overturning” section of TfL’s 10 February 2021 Report to the Safety, Sustainability and HR (SSHR)...

  • Stop and Search

    The IOPC’s review of Stop and Search brought up a number of concerning issues. I was glad to see the Met Police accept all recommendations made by this review. However, will you continue to...

  • The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution (2)

    In ‘The ten point plan for a green industrial revolution’ the government sets out an expansion of school streets schemes. How much of this funding is expected to come to London?

  • Planning interference in Kensington and Chelsea

    Do you regret, what amounts to, in my view, your repeated, excessive, politicised and injudicious use of your planning call-in powers in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in your...

  • Kew Road (2)

    Does TfL hold figures on how long it takes for people to alight from coaches at each stop on the Kew Road and, if so, will you publish those figures?

  • Kew Road (3)

    Does TfL hold figures on how long it takes for people to board coaches at each stop on the Kew Road and, if so, will you publish those figures?

  • London Plan Changes - Tall Buildings

    The Secretary of State seems to have directed more control to local authorities over the definition, location and height of tall buildings based on the authority’s own policies. How does...

  • Kew Road (1)

    Does TfL hold figures on how long it takes for people to board and alight from buses at each bus stop on the Kew Road and, if so, will you publish those figures?

  • Riverlinx consortium contract with TfL for the Silvertown Tunnel Project

    Prior to Transport for London completing the contract for the Riverlinx consortium to design, build, finance and maintain the Silvertown Tunnel please set out in detail what briefings and...

  • Violence Reduction Unit Parenting networks

    Please provide details of the parenting networks set up by the violence reduction unit including the boroughs these are based in, the number of participating parents and the nature of their work.

  • Hate crime surge

    Please outline what steps are being taken by MOPAC with partners to prevent another surge in racist hate crimes, as was seen last summer, as we now begin to exit current lockdown arrangements.

  • Community engagement in planning

    Do you agree with the suggestion by Centre for London, in its “Public Planning” manifesto, that you should publish a Mayoral Statement of Community Involvement and establish a Mayoral...

  • Toxic Air Pollution (3)

    By how much do you expect the risk of Londoners developing asthma, cancer or dementia to have been reduced by the end of 2021, since your injection of £23m into the van scrappage fund?

  • Anonymous pay-as-you-go phones

    HMICFRS recently called for a ban on anonymous pay-as-you-go phones. Is this something you support in London?

  • Use of Fingerprint Scanners in the Met (1)

    Please confirm whether officers in the Met continue to carry biometric fingerprint scanners? If yes, is it correct that any officer is able to scan someone’s fingerprints off the street and...

  • Temporary Road Bridge (2)

    If the Ritblat/Foster/COWI proposed Temporary Road Bridge has not been approved, when is a decision expected?

  • Temporary Road Bridge (1)

    Has the Ritblat/Foster/COWI proposed Temporary Road Bridge (TRB) received TfL's approval?

  • The London Plan and electric charging points

    Further to your answers to questions 2019/19622 and 2020/2117 please provide an update to your past replies as to when the public will be able to access information to provide assurances that the...

  • Rail Clear Air Zone

    The first rail Clear Air Zone was created around Marylebone station in 2018. When can we expect further rail Clear Air Zones to be created around other London terminus rail stations?

  • Silvertown Tunnel

    Have the full costs of the Silvertown Tunnel been made public?

  • London housing data survey and analysis (2)

    In your answer to my question 2020/4314 you told me that your officers have not produced an equivalent analysis on the accessibility of existing homes to that done through the English Housing...

  • Requiring worker rights for companies licensed or contracted by GLA bodies

    Now that Uber drivers have had their rights as workers affirmed by the Supreme Court, will you take action to require all companies licensed or contracted with by Greater London Authority bodies...

  • Ineffectual shared ownership

    In the findings of your research into intermediate housing, respondents said that they: “felt that shared ownership (SO) is not an effective way to tackle the issue of housing within...

  • Expenses

    For each of the years Nov 16 to Oct 17, Nov 17 to Oct 18, Nov 18 to Oct 19 and Nov 19 to Oct 20, how much has been paid in expenses to staff across GLA bodies?

  • GLA Group Legal Fees (1)

    Please provide a full breakdown of all fees paid to law firms across the GLA Family of organisations and the reasons for the fees since May 2016 to date?

  • GLA Group Legal Fees (2)

    Is any work being undertaken across the GLA and its functional bodies to ensure in house resources are more fully utilised to mitigate the cost of fees paid to law firms?

  • Fitness and Competence of Bus Operator and Unite the Union Safety Representatives implementing and monitoring Covid-19 Risk Reduction Actions during Pandemic

    Following up your responses to Questions 2020/3659, 2020/2541, 2020/2119, and 2020/1623, did TfL request that its Bus Operators and Unite the Union provide the names and CVs of any of the Bus...

  • TfL’s ‘scaling back’ on Physical Site Visits and Bus Driver Covid-19 Deaths

    Following up your response to Question 2020/3659, do you accept that TfL’s decision to ‘scale back on physical site visits at the height of the lockdown’ might contribute to why...

  • Missing Plenary Meetings

    You have now failed to attend all five of the London Assembly Plenary meetings on the economy and covid recovery in a row. Why are you undermining both the office of Mayor of London and the body...

  • Vacant public land in Marylebone

    We are hugely grateful for the way NHS London has led the fight against Covid. However, can you please revisit MQT response 2018/2420 of 18th September 2018? Land banking of a semi derelict...

  • Affordable homes (3)

    Do you think Londoners will believe that you are making sufficient use of the £4bn government funding in your affordable housing programme 2021-26, in planning to build just 35,000...

  • Arrests at protests held during coronavirus lockdowns

    Could you provide data showing the number of arrests under coronavirus legislation, as well as the number of attendees, during each of the main protests in 2020 in central London held in support...

  • Low Emission Zone PCNs

    55% of LEZ PCNs are issued to foreign registered vehicles. Do you recognise that this is an unacceptably high figure and will you introduce a target of reducing this figure to less than 10%...

  • Meetings with NHS London

    How many times have you met with the NHS England Regional Director for London Sir David Sloman since the start of the pandemic?

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations in London

    What actions have you personally taken to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and take-up rate in London?

  • Ventilation on public transport

    To mitigate transmission of Covid-19 and to improve public confidence in the use of public transport what steps are TfL taking to investigate greater ventilation on all forms of public transport....

  • Toxic Air Pollution (1)

    By how much do you expect your £23m van scrappage scheme to reduce toxic air pollution in London by the end of 2021, in comparison to when it was launched?

  • Toxic Air Pollution (2)

    By how much do you expect premature deaths to have been reduced in London by the end of 2021, since the introduction of your £23m van scrappage fund?

  • Affordable homes (2)

    Could you please explain the reason for the huge drop in affordable homes to be provided in your second government-funded affordable housing programme 2021-26, with just 35,000 homes provided...

  • Spending on Cycling

    Following MQ 2020/0639 can you provide figures for 2020/21 and 2021/22 now a financial settlement with Government has been agreed?

  • TfL PR (3)

    How many people does TfL employ who work in external communications, marketing, public relations and PR and what was their total salary costs for 2019/20?

  • Violence Reduction Unit Youth Workers

    Please provide details of the total number of Youth Workers trained by the Violence Reduction Unit since its creation, and where these workers are based.

  • TfL Public Affairs & External Relations Spending

    How many people did Transport for London employ who worked in Public Affairs & External Relations for the previous 5 years broken down by year and what was the cost of this?

  • TfL’s Zero Carbon Power Purchase Agreement

    What progress is being made by Transport for London and their Zero Carbon Power Purchase Agreement?

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (5)

    Since the second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund in 2018, has 20,000 square metres of new industrial space in Barking, as a means of supporting local jobs, been delivered?

  • Mayor's Office Press Officers

    How much money has the Mayor’s office spent on press officers each year since May 2016?

  • Over 75s TV License

    Do you condemn the scrapping of the free TV license for over 75s by the BBC and how many Londoners are expected to suffer from this decision?

  • Cladding Question Time for London

    Manchester Cladiators held a ‘Cladding Question Time’ for leaseholders with invited panellists including the Minister for Building Safety. Will you commit to organising a similar...

  • Hub for London’s Leaseholders

    The Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee’s report ‘Cladding crisis and its impact on Londoners’ recommended you provide a hub for London leaseholders and residents...

  • Vaccine passports

    What are your views about the utility of and introduction of ‘vaccine passports’?

  • Ransomware

    What practical steps have you taken over the last 5 years to combat a particular job destroying form of cybercrime, ransomware?

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry [1]

    As the FBU reports on twitter: “At the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, The manufacturers of Grenfell's flammable insulation, Kingspan, admitted to wrongly using a failed fire test to claim their...

  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry [2]

    Does there need to be a review into all decisions made by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) into which materials are safe or not given the scandal over approval of flammable insulation?...

  • Housing Floorspace in the Private Rented Sector

    A recent study from GLA Housing & Land called ‘An analysis of housing floorspace per person’ (Feb 2021) showed that housing floorspace in the private rented sector in London fell...

  • Park Lane Pollution

    I am receiving increasing numbers of complaints about pollution levels on Park Lane. What have been the average pollution levels for every month for the last year?

  • Post-Covid London

    What aspects of London life would you like to see get back to normal first?

  • Vaccines Equity Group

    Can you update me on the work of the Vaccines Equity Group?

  • Deputy Mayor’s misleading statements to London Assembly on 11 September 2019

    Further to your response to Question 2020/4629: (a) on what exact date was the Deputy Mayor informed about the existence of IA 16767 and (b), since all the evidence files contained within your...

  • Fitness and Competence of Unite the Union Safety Representatives implementing and monitoring Covid-19 Risk Reduction Actions during the Pandemic

    In your responses to Questions 2020/3659, 2020/2541, 2020/2119 and 2020/1623 you have repeatedly underscored the important role of Unite the Union representatives ‘stood down from their...

  • Deputy Mayors' officers

    Please provide a breakdown of the number of officers who work for each Deputy Mayor, including job titles, grades and political restriction status.

  • Immigration enforcement policy

    Please provide the criteria which must be met before a victim or witness’s data is shared with the Home Office.

  • Housing Associations Buying Back Shared Ownership Shares to Help Those Unable to Sell or Move Because of the Cladding and Fire Safety Scandal

    Several well-respected individuals within the housing sector have suggested the benefits of a ‘Buy Back’ scheme for shared owners impacted by the cladding and fire safety scandal....

  • Youth unemployment [1]

    London’s youth unemployment has reached 22%. This is incredibly worrying. What are you doing to reduce this?

  • Progress Turning Beddington Farmlands into a Nature Reserve

    As part of the planning conditions for the Energy Recovery Facility in Sutton, Viridor is required to restore the adjacent landfill site on Beddington Farmlands to a nature reserve by 31 December...

  • Developments with ‘Affordable’ Housing

    If a development’s affordable housing provision consists of only ‘intermediate’ forms of affordable housing and no social rented homes, does this affect the amount of funding...

  • Developments with 36% or More Affordable Housing

    At present if a developer puts forward proposals with at least 36% affordable housing they do not have to provide a financial viability assessment. Can you clarify whether within this 36%+ of...

  • Central ULEZ and Air Quality

    Please provide an update on the impact of the Central ULEZ on air quality across London.

  • Youth Unemployment [2]

    London’s youth unemployment has reached 22%. This is incredibly worrying. What does London need from government to reduce this urgently?

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (4)

    Could you please confirm that two thirds of the second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund in 2018 was invested in areas of London which ranked in the top 20% of the UK’s most...

  • Tube Noise [7]

    What discussions are TfL having with universities and the private sector researchers and engineers to look at other solutions to reduce tube noise?

  • Tube Noise [5]

    What is your next plan for tackling tube noise if the Delkor trials are unsuccessful?

  • Tube Noise [4]

    TfL have told residents at Fitzroy Square that grinding is unnecessary, as noise is not caused by the condition of the rail. Is this accurate? If so, what is the cause of the noise in excess of...

  • Tube Noise [3]

    What is the latest update regarding Finchley Central and the friction modifier to reduce tube noise?

  • Tube Noise [2]

    What is the cause of the recent increase in tube noise in Golders Green? Have TfL officers assessed this?

  • Tube Noise [1]

    What are the latest findings of the Delkor track fastening trials? When will a decision be made on the roll out of this track fastening?

  • Government cuts to London

    Costs are higher in London and this is a challenge that Government itself faces in directly funding the capital. Be it capital city function funding for the police, the, in my view, vindictive...

  • Disability Pay Gap in London

    How has the disability pay gap in London changed each year since May 2016?

  • Decision-making

    What have you done to ensure that decision-making in City Hall is as effective as possible?

  • Homebuilding Capacity Fund (4)

    Which London councils submitted bids to your Home Building Capacity Fund, with the aim of delivering optimal density across new residential developments in an area? Please demonstrate how...

  • Ethnicity Pay Gap in London

    How has the ethnicity pay gap in London changed each year since May 2016?

  • TPH Financial Summary

    The TPH financial summary for 2019/20 showed an overall regulatory deficit of £31m. It is claimed a concerted effort will be made to ultimately balance licensing income and expenditure. This...

  • Transport Workers and Covid 19

    Your partial response to Question 2021/0127 contained even less information than your response to 2020/2533. Please provide me with a breakdown of Bus Driver deaths from Covid-19 by Bus Operator...

  • Staff-related problem delays

    Please provide details of how many delays caused by staff-related problems there have been on each TfL line for each year from 2012 until the end of your current mayoralty.

  • TfL delay refunds

    How many refunds have been issued as a result of TfL delays to passengers in each year of your mayoralty, including the total cost of those refunds?

  • Business support advertising (1)

    What is the total cost to date of placing sponsored posts and messages on LinkedIn and any social media platforms relating to the Mayor’s business support schemes – such as the Back...

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (7)

    Since investment from the second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund in 2018, how effective has Centre 404 been in providing support services for people with learning difficulties and...

  • Scrappage Schemes

    Is it acceptable that TfL’s HGV Scrappage Scheme and its Minibuses and Vans Scrappage Scheme have had to be suspended due to lack of funds?

  • Business support advertising (2)

    How many impressions, contacts and scheme sign-ups have resulted from the sponsored posts and messages on LinkedIn and any social media platforms relating to the Mayor’s business support...

  • Homebuilding Capacity Fund (2)

    Which London councils submitted bids to your Homebuilding Capacity Fund, so that they could deliver a new generation of council homes in London. What is the progress to date in delivering the new...

  • Zero Emission Buses

    By which date will all London buses become zero emission?

  • GLA Emissions

    How much has the GLA emitted in emissions for each year since 2016?

  • Mayor’s Housing Strategy (2)

    How has your Housing Strategy helped to tackle homelessness, with a way off the street for every rough sleeper?

  • Heathrow Free Travel Zone (2)

    The operator of Heathrow Airport has suspended the Heathrow Free Travel Zone and is withdrawing support for local public transport. This cut in funding from Heathrow to Transport for London (TfL)...

  • Tithe Walk NW7

    Residents of Tithe Walk in Mill Hill have raised concerns about the dangers of cars entering their road at speed from the A1. They are requesting the implementation of a ‘no-left...

  • IOPC outcomes and corresponding Met disciplinary action

    Please provide the total number of cases referred to the IOPC in each of the past 4 years. Please advise what proportion of these IOPC referrals resulted in misconduct or gross misconduct...

  • Alternatives to Raising Council Tax

    Why did you raise your share of Council Tax by almost 10% instead of proposing other ways to raise money which do not impose such a burden on Londoners?

  • Local consolidation centres

    The German government is offering support for the establishment of micro delivery depots. How are you providing support for new local consolidation centres to enable cargo bike and small electric...

  • Exempt vehicles in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (2)

    What is the current proportion of exempt vehicles in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), and what proportion are you expecting there to be in the expanded ULEZ?

  • ULEZ expansion traffic data (3)

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2020/1014. Do Transport for London (TfL) have an expectation for the future changes in traffic volumes within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for both...

  • ULEZ expansion traffic data (2)

    Thank you for your answer to my question 2020/1014. Is Transport for London (TfL) now monitoring traffic in the forthcoming expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) area, and could you provide a...

  • Silvertown Road Tunnel in Transport for London (TfL) budgets

    Could you confirm the current Expected Final Cost (EFC) allocated in Transport for London (TfL) budgets to the Silvertown Road Tunnel and what it is covering?

  • London Transition Board (4)

    What actions have the London Transition Board taken since it was established?

  • TfL’s energy supply

    Please provide an update on progress made in moving TfL to a green energy supplier.

  • EU Londoners

    Many EU Londoners are still feeling uncertain about their future. What are you doing to urge EU Londoners to remain in London, to inform them of their rights and to advise them on securing...

  • Government cuts to London Universities [2]

    Do you agree with Middlesex University, who are calling for a package of measures to support the university sector in London, and if so will you make representations to the Government from...

  • Government cuts to London Universities [3]

    Did the Government inform or consult you on their decision to cut funding for London universities?

  • Government cuts to London Universities [4]

    What do you estimate the impact of cutting London Weighting will be for universities? Have you had discussions with the sector?

  • Mayor's Office Advertising Spending

    How much money has the Mayor’s office spent on advertising each year since May 2016?

  • Hearing the concerns of leaseholders

    Through what forum are you listening to the voices of London’s leaseholders who are caught up in the cladding scandal affecting thousands of people across London?

  • Reform State of the State 2020

    What lessons have you learnt from Reform’s most recent report “The State of the State 2020” and what actions will you specifically be taking in London as a result?

  • TfL Planning Applications

    Given your role as Chair of TfL, do you intend to personally determine any TfL planning application that is referable to the GLA, or will such applications be delegated?

  • London Transition Board (1)

    Can you provide an update on the work of the London Transition Board since the second lockdown in December 2020?

  • Support for High-rise Leaseholders

    There are 495 high-rise buildings in my constituency that have applied to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of dangerous cladding. Please explain what your office is doing to support...

  • Childhood Obesity Levels in London

    How have childhood obesity levels in London changed each year since May 2016?

  • Affordable housing (2)

    When do you intend to allocate all remaining funds from the £4.82bn affordable housing programme, and on which projects will they be allocated?

  • Affordable housing (1)

    Can you please confirm whether £535m remains unallocated from the £4.82bn affordable housing funds that the GLA has received from the Government? If not, how much of this funding has...

  • The Full Spectrum Report Recommendations

    What progress have you made with implementing the recommendations of my August 2019 policy report “The Full Spectrum: Making London Autism Friendly”?

  • GLA Group Emissions

    How much has the GLA Group emitted in emissions for each year since 2016?

  • Met’s Response to IOPC’s Review of Stop and Search

    I am pleased that the Met accepted all 11 learning recommendations from the IOPC’s October 2020 review of the force’s use of stop and search. In the Met’s response to the review...

  • Crystal Motorcycle Provision

    Are you aware that at least half a dozen members of City Hall staff use a powered two wheeler to get to work, and do you know why the GLA’s Chief Officer told me when I visited the Crystal...

  • Cultural Quarter in Ilford

    A resident has contacted me to ask what is your justification for spending £500,000 on the creation of a Cultural Quarter in Ilford?

  • Potential increases in air pollution after lockdown eases

    Concerns have been raised that air pollution is returning to pre-pandemic levels. What proportion of pre-pandemic motor traffic has now returned to London streets?

  • Cyclist Numbers

    How many cyclists were recorded in London in each month from May 2016 to February 2021 in the categories of leisure, commuting and commercial cycling?

  • Silvertown Tunnel (2)

    At the Mayor’s Question Time in October you stated: “my air quality team is considering options for further PM 2.5 monitoring in support of the work already underway. You will be...

  • Ramifications of the Streetspace Court Case Judgement

    What assessment have you made of the implications of the ruling by Justice Lang that alterations to taxi access to road space in the city are not lawful, and how will you honour the spirit and...

  • Fairer funding settlement for London (1)

    Will Brexit speed up the delivery of a fairer funding settlement for London from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund?

  • Fairer funding settlement for London (2)

    Please outline how a fairer funding settlement from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund would benefit disadvantaged Londoners.

  • Tube noise in Islington

    Constituents tell me that tube noise in their properties in Barnsbury, Islington has a serious impact on their mental health and daily lives. What is preventing Transport for London (TfL) from...

  • Idling by buses

    Constituents have raised concerns with me that bus drivers may be leaving engines idling for long periods when at the end of shifts, during lengthy waits at stops or when changing drivers. Could...

  • Number of apprenticeship opportunities in London

    The Centre for London reports that there are half as many apprenticeship starts in London per 1,000 jobs, compared with the rest of the UK. What plans do you have to improve this situation?

  • Skills providers online offer

    With regard to the £9 million fund you launched in May 2020 to help skills providers switch to remote training, could you tell me: a) how many people have...

  • Changing Places Toilets (1)

    The Government has announced a £30 million investment in new Changing Places toilets for England. What are your current plans for investment in new Changing Places toilets?

  • Changing Places toilets (2)

    The Government has announced a £30 million investment in new Changing Places toilets for England. Could you provide a list of Changing Places toilets the GLA currently provides, including...

  • Londoners in debt

    In your answer to my questions 2021/0023 and 2021/0484 you stated that the London Recovery board is working to support Londoners in debt and that you were funding the Debt Free London...

  • Rapid charging points

    Does London currently have sufficient charging points to meet the needs of cabbies & other drivers driving electric vehicles in the capital?

  • The Public Order Act 1936

    On 1 August 2020, the ‘Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March’ took place in Brixton, with individuals parading in the streets in black uniforms and stab vests. As you will be...

  • Reduction of NOx taxi emissions

    Is there evidence to date, demonstrating that your £24m cleaner vehicles funding will reduce NOx taxi emissions by as much as 20% in the capital?

  • Harmful emissions public consultation (1)

    What was the outcome of your 10-week public consultation in 2019, asking Londoners for their views on changing the age limits of black cabs?

  • Harmful emissions public consultation (2)

    In the wake of your harmful emissions public consultation, is there evidence that it has contributed to speeding up the process of the dirtiest vehicles being replaced with zero-emission capable cabs?

  • Zero emission black taxi fleet

    How far off is London from having a 100% zero emission black taxi fleet?

  • Homelessness and Women Leaving Prison (1)

    A recent report by the Safe Homes for Women Leaving Prison initiative found that up to 6 in 10 women leaving prison are condemned to homelessness and that this problem is particularly acute in...

  • Outstanding Congestion Charge

    With the outstanding congestion charge due from diplomats based in London at their various Embassies & High Commissions can you give an update on the legal action you are taking to recoup...

  • Accessible Bus Stops

    How many bus stops are there in London and how many of them are accessible? Furthermore, what plans, if any, do you have to ensure all bus stops are accessible?

  • Outer London

    How have your planning policies supported inclusive growth in Outer London?

  • Tier 2 in London (2)

    What support is the GLA providing London’s businesses under the latest Tier 2 restrictions announced on 26 November 2020? Can you break this down by sector?

  • LFPA and fossil fuels

    Please provide an update on your commitment to divest the London Pension Fund Authority from fossil fuels – is divestment now complete?

  • London Plan Annual Monitoring Report (2)

    Do you consider it acceptable for your Deputy Mayors or Advisers to quote figures in Assembly committee meetings from GLA reports that have not yet been published?

  • Disabled Representation on the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm

    What representation is there for disabled people on the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm?

  • Stop and Search

    On 26 February 2021, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services published its report into the police use of stop and search powers. It raised the prospect of...

  • Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (1)

    Since the launch of your Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) in 2017, please demonstrate how this has since facilitated the increase in levels of affordable housing in the capital, as well as...

  • Fares Freeze

    Following MQ 2018/5346 are you in a position to provide details on the actual value of the fare freeze over the four years covering 2017 to 2020?

  • Affordable Housing & Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (6)

    Further to the launch of your Supplementary Planning Guidance, have TfL followed through on their commitment to deliver 50% affordable housing across their development programme? If not, why have...

  • 20.4m violence reduction fund (1)

    Please outline how the £20.4m of funding you pledged in 2019 has since facilitated measures to tackle violence in the capital.

  • Youth workers trained by the Violence Reduction Unit

    In a meeting of the Police and Crime Committee on 24 February 2021, the Assembly heard from Lib Peck, the director of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), that the VRU was involved in training...

  • Green New Deal expert advisory panel

    Who are the members of your Green New Deal expert advisory panel?

  • Transport for London policy on biodiversity (4)

    Contractors working to build the Silvertown Road Tunnel propose to remove several trees. How does this removal fit with your environmental policies and your declaration of London as a National...

  • Analysis of noise pollution after lockdown eases

    During the past year there have been reports on the change in air pollution due to reduced motor traffic. Are you producing any similar studies to analyse the impact on noise pollution from...

  • Covid-19 Deaths and Bus Depots

    In your partial responses to Questions 2021/0127 and 2020/2533, you state that “TfL is unable to provide a line –by-line account of each death in service due to data protection and...

  • Protections for police officers

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

  • Location of dedicated ward officers after closure of Belgravia Police Station

    During the closure of Belgravia police station, we were told that the dedicated ward officer team will be relocated to a base close to their wards and that this move will be made by the end...

  • Vaccine hesitancy

    Can you update me on the work of the London Strategic Coordination Group on vaccine hesitancy?

  • London Vision

    How has COVID-19 impacted your collaborative work on the ‘London Vision’?

  • Loneliness and Isolation

    How are you supporting Londoners affected by loneliness and isolation, which has been heightened as a result of the pandemic?

  • Healthy Start Scheme access

    Changes to the immigration rules and to the eligibility criteria for welfare in 2012 means many Londoners who are lawfully in the UK cannot access the Healthy Start Scheme which provides poorer...

  • Belgravia police station

    Can you please update me on plans to develop all or part of Belgravia police station?

  • Unspent government monies for Rough Sleepers in London

    Millions in cash intended to help rough sleepers through the winter has gone unspent according to remarks from the Housing Minister. Can you please tell us how much was unspent from the Cold...

  • Government’s Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel

    When was the most recent time the GLA participated in a meeting of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel? Can you update us on what was discussed?

  • London Transition Board (3)

    We now know that the new variants of COVID-19 were known about in September 2020. Did the Government Ministers inform the London Transition Board of the new variants when they said infection...

  • Affordable Housing (5)

    How many affordable homes were under construction, in May 2016, in: Wandsworth? Merton?

  • Affordable Housing (4)

    How many affordable homes are planned over the next 5 years for Merton?

  • Affordable Housing (3)

    How many affordable homes are planned over the next 5 years for Wandsworth?

  • Winter snow and ice removal (2)

    What assessment do you have of the environmental impact of chemicals used to remove ice and snow in London, and have you explored any options to reduce these impacts?

  • Highbury Corner (4)

    Constituents have complained to me about a consistent puddle at Highbury Corner’s new pedestrianised area, recently frozen over, requiring gritting to prevent slips and falls. This has left...

  • Pave the Way

    The pan-impairment organisation Transport for All has published a thoughtful piece of research, Pave the Way, which hears the voices of disabled people and their experiences with Streetspace...

  • Gallows Corner

    When should my constituents expect progress on Gallows Corner?

  • London & Partners Delegations to China

    How many London and Partners delegations to China have there been since May 2016?

  • Gender Pay Gap in London

    How has the gender pay gap in London changed each year since May 2016?

  • City Hall Delegations to China

    How many City Hall delegations to China have there been since May 2016?

  • Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund (3)

    Which further education providers have worked with prisons or young offender institutions since your £82m injection into the Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund in 2018?

  • Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund (4)

    How has any further education since 2018, funded by your Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund, provided the skills offenders need to get jobs on release and reduce offending? Please provide...

  • Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund (1)

    Has all of the £82m funding you announced in August 2018 since been awarded to further education colleges & training providers across the capital? Please provide headline figures showing...

  • Homebuilding Capacity Fund (3)

    Which London councils submitted bids to your Home Building Capacity Fund, so that more socially rented & genuinely affordable homes on small sites, could be delivered in London? Please detail...

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (1)

    Please advise which 33 projects across London were awarded funding via the second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, as referred to in your press release on 04/12/18, entitled Mayor...

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (2)

    Please advise as to whether the 33 London projects, awarded funding via the second tranche of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund in 2018, focussed on supporting Londoners in areas with high...

  • Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund (6)

    How has the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) funding been meeting the skills gap in London created by the UK leaving the EU?

  • 20.4m violence reduction fund (3)

    How many youth workers have been introduced at London hospital A&E Units? What evidence is there that they are helping young people to turn away from violence & gangs?

  • 20.4m violence reduction fund (2)

    What effect has your £20.4m violence reduction fund since had on London gangs?

  • Mayor’s Good Growth Fund (3)

    Please advise as to whether the 33 London-based projects to benefit from the second round of the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund in 2018, have since supported the creation of new jobs, fuelled...

  • 84.8m police funding (1)

    Further to the £95m police funding you announced in December 2018, has all of the £84.8m intended for the Met Police since been spent on crime fighting measures in the capital i.e. new...

  • London Transition Board (2)

    The last minutes available are from the 25th November, can you confirm whether the transition board is still meeting every 6 weeks?

  • 3.5m Anti-violence initiatives fund

    Since your injection of £3.5m funding for anti-violence initiatives in the capital in 2019, when did the “Information Sharing to Tackle Violence” initiative go live? How has this...

  • Payment of the ULEZ charge by MPs

    Do you consider it acceptable that MPs can claim back payments of the ULEZ charge through the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority scheme of expenses for MPs?  Will you consider...

  • London Plan Annual Monitoring Report (1)

    The London Plan Annual Monitoring Report for the period 2018/19 was due to be published in Autumn 2020 but is now long overdue. Can you please confirm the reason for the delay, whether the report...

  • Tube Noise [6]

    From which locations are you removing Pandrol Vanguard pads? Will you be replacing them with Delkor at all locations? What is the timescale for this work?

  • Heathrow expansion and the London Plan

    Will the policies in your London Plan be able to stop expansion at Heathrow?

  • London Growth Hub – ‘Go Digital’

    How many businesses do you anticipate will be supported to ‘go digital’ as a result of the support offered by the London Growth Hub?

  • Census

    How will you ensure that short-term population shifts as a result of the pandemic don’t influence London’s funding for the next 10 years as a result of the census?

  • Affordable Housing (2)

    How many affordable homes in Merton has the Mayor funded or supported via planning, since May 2016?

  • Privately owned public green space

    There is a vast amount of privately owned green space in London, much of which is there for public amenity, for example, sports fields. However, CPRE London reports that many fields are being...

  • President Biden

    Will you join me in congratulating the new Biden administration? What will the new administration mean for London?

  • Affordable Housing (1)

    How many affordable homes in Wandsworth has the Mayor funded or supported via planning, since May 2016?

  • Air Pollution in Enfield & Haringey (1)

    How much has air pollution reduced across Enfield & Haringey since 2016?

  • Hammersmith Bridge (2)

    Can the Mayor update me on the medium-term situation – is a temporary bridge going to be installed soon?

  • Thrive LDN (2)

    What actions do Thrive LDN take to actively support Londoners with severe and complex mental illnesses specifically?

  • Tube noise

    Many residents continue to have issues with tube noise near South Wimbledon station. Can the Mayor update me on works to improve the situation permanently?

  • Running a 'Saturday Service'

    Since the pandemic began, how many times has TfL run a ‘Saturday service’ and for how long did it last? Please provide the dates it began and ended.

  • Thrive LDN (1)

    What are Thrive LDNs biggest successes?

  • The Real Lettings Property Fund 2 (1)

    Further to your press release dated 01/02/18, entitled “Mayor invests £15m to buy homes for homeless Londoners”, could you please advise as to whether 330 properties have since...

  • TfL Contracts with Chinese Companies

    How many contracts does TfL have with companies that are based in China and please list them?

  • Tube Noise

    A response I received from TfL in regards to tube noise issues states that due to the financial impact of the pandemic “some non-safety-critical activities” have been delayed and that...

  • City Hall Housing Loans

    Please provide a list of all housing developers who have received loans from City Hall since May 2016 and the amount they have each received?

  • GLA Contracts with Chinese Companies

    How many contracts does the GLA have with companies that are based in China and please list them?

  • Skills Training for Londoners Capital Fund (2)

    Please detail how your £82m investment in 2018 in skills training for Londoners has helped Londoners of all ages & backgrounds to acquire the skills they need for employment.

  • Bus driver abuse

    For each year, 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many incidents of abusive and threatening behaviour against bus drivers have been recorded? How many of these involved racism?

  • Bus driver assaults

    For each year, 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many assaults against bus drivers have been recorded?

  • Tube staff abuse

    For each year, 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many incidents of abusive and threatening behaviour against tube staff have been recorded? How many of these involved racism?

  • Tube staff assaults

    For each year, 2018, 2019 and 2020, how many assaults against tube staff have been recorded?

  • Waking Watches in London

    The Assembly found that waking watches are costing Londoners £16,000 an hour. Can explain why is it so expensive to run these ‘watches’ in London? What actions are you taking to...

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Crime

    According to Daily Telegraph article ‘Low traffic neighbourhoods could become crime 'hot spots', police warn’ on 19 December 2020: “The Metropolitan Police Service has written...

  • Violence Reduction Unit Funding

    Can you provide further details on how the VRUs “MyEnds” funding will help individual consortiums?

  • Skills for Londoners

    Is there evidence that your Skills for Londoners initiative is helping Londoners from all backgrounds and ages develop skills they need for employment? Is this representative of all London boroughs?

  • Upcoming Spending Review

    What does London need in the upcoming Spending Review?

  • 2nd round of Mayor’s Skills for Londoners’ Capital Fund (7)

    Can you advise how many Londoners have found work in the construction sector, as a consequence of your £7.2m investment in the Mayor’s Construction Academy?

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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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