Joanne McCartney: Can TfL investigate the possibility of installing a bus stop near Ardra Road on Meridian Way, A1055, as there are a number of businesses nearby whose workers would benefit from better access to the bus network?
Joanne McCartney: There is a large backlog of court cases in London. What effect is this delay to justice having on criminal cases in London?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you, Mr Mayor. I am most concerned about vulnerable victims such as survivors of rape and domestic abuse. When I questioned the Deputy Commissioner [of the MPS] earlier this year, he said that due to the case backlog, the MPS witness and victim care unit had seen a 90% increase in workload. I know extra resources have been put in, but my concern is for, first of all, the safety of those...
Joanne McCartney: Good, thank you. In your answer you mentioned the muchâdelayed Rape Review that the Government released last week, but that surprisingly did not make any reference either to the decades of cuts to our CJS or to the backlog of cases in this area. Will you be writing and making further representations to Government about the need for immediate action and funding?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. I think it is the case that you cannot get justice on the cheap, and if you believe in a system of justice that is fair and accessible you have to fund it properly. My final question is around the Nightingale courts. They have been useful in clearing the backlog, but they are not really set up to deal with those complex cases. You have called for an increased court to deal with...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you.
Joanne McCartney: What steps are you taking to make London age-friendly for our older Londoners?
Joanne McCartney: How many youth workers in (1) Enfield and (2) Haringey have taken part in the VRU's 'Rise Up' programme? What training and development have they received?
Joanne McCartney: London’s young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic in terms of employment; ONS statistics show that 80% of those who left the payroll were under 35 years old with the under 25s the most affected. What are your specific plans to support London’s young people into employment?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you for that, Mr Mayor. London is a young city; nearly a third of its citizens are under 25. Yet they are the most at risk of unemployment. The number of under-25s in employment is currently at the lowest on record. That is particularly true in disadvantaged communities such as mine in Edmonton and Tottenham where the employment that is available is often insecure in nature. I would...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. That is good to know. This is a real opportunity to try to level up some of that inequality in our city. You have introduced the Good Work Standard, but obviously you have many links with employers. Will you do your best to make sure that they target their job and training opportunities to the geographical areas that have high numbers of young people?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. I will - and I am sure all Assembly Members will - be advertising those opportunities to our young people. Assembly Member Duvall has already asked you about the Kickstart scheme, which has been a little slow in getting started. But can I ask what other long-term assistance the Government needs to provide to support our young people and what other schemes could be devolved to the...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. Thank you, Chair.
Joanne McCartney: Further to my MQ 2019/19997, can you update me on TfL's trial of green roofs? Are there plans to roll-out further green roofs on bus stops?
Joanne McCartney: What actions are the Metropolitan Police Service taking to combat the increase in dog thefts in London?
Joanne McCartney: What steps have/will you take to ensure that disabled drivers maintain access to disabled parking bays where there is a Streetspace or similar scheme in operation?
Joanne McCartney: What steps have/are TfL taking to make sure the 456 Bus is able to terminate at or near to Crews Hill station? This would improve connectivity and make a more suitable location than the current situation where the bus terminates and turns round on a residential street, causing noise and inconvenience to local residents.
Joanne McCartney: Will you ensure that councils provide adequate signage so that there is awareness that disabled drivers still have access to disabled parking bays in many of the new Streetspace schemes?
Joanne McCartney: How many cinemas have permanently closed in London as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Joanne McCartney: How many pubs have permanently closed in London as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic?