Navin Shah: Thank you very much, Mr Mayor. Before we move on to the next question, we are approaching guillotine time, so will the Assembly agree to suspend Standing Order 2.9B in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 1.1H in order to allow the remaining of the business on the agenda to be completed?
Navin Shah: Thank you very much. Before we move on to the next question, I do have an intervention requested by Assembly Member Dr Moore.
Navin Shah: Assembly Member Devenish. Mr Mayor, go on.
Navin Shah: Can you allow Mr Mayor to answer?
Navin Shah: Mr Mayor, do you want to complete what you were saying?
Navin Shah: All right. Thank you, Mr Mayor. We have a supplementary question on this from Assembly Member Desai.
Navin Shah: Thank you, Mr Mayor. That brings us to a close of the Q&A that we had this morning. Thank you, Mr Mayor, for answering the questions, and I wish you and all other candidates the very best for the forthcoming [mayoral and London Assembly] elections. Thank you, Mr Mayor.
Navin Shah: Thank you.
Navin Shah: Thank you very much. The next question on the Heathrow expansion cannot be taken as the Green Group is out of time.
Navin Shah: Assembly Member Russell, you are out of time, thank you.
Navin Shah: Can you allow Mr Mayor to answer the question, please?
Navin Shah: Let Mr Mayor answer.
Navin Shah: OK. Thank you, Mr Mayor.
Navin Shah: I acknowledge the new London Plan and the Fire Commissioner/Fire Brigade’s measures to enhance fire safety through the requirement of sprinklers for residential buildings. However, the scope for this is very limited and nowhere near adequate. The evidence-based research shows sprinklers save lives. What is the strategy for promoting sprinklers in new residential buildings and retrofitting...
Navin Shah: Mr Mayor, thank you very much for your very kind words about me. On the subject matter, I met the [Mayoral] Director of Policy and the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience in late 2018. Acknowledging funding constraints, instead of setting up a £25 million fund as the recommendation was in my report, I urged them to look at a minimal £1 million towards a London sprinkler retrofitting...
Navin Shah: Would you put in a clear and effective strategy to lobby the Government to make sprinklers compulsory in every residential and other similar building in England, as is the case in Wales and Scotland?
Navin Shah: Thank you very much, Mr Mayor.
Navin Shah: Thank you.
Navin Shah: The Member has a right to intervene. Please go ahead, Assembly Member.
Navin Shah: Assembly Member Kurten, I do believe that actually your words are very offensive comments which are not acceptable and therefore can you please move on? If you have any other issue or any item of questioning, please ask that to the Mayor.