Boris Johnson will appear before the London Assembly in March to answer further questions about the failed Garden Bridge project.
The former Mayor declined to take part in Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent review which raised a number of questions about the project’s procurement and funding.
As an outside contractor paid by Mayor Sadiq Khan, Dame Margaret had no power to compel potential witnesses to co-operate. As a result of Mr Johnson’s refusal to do so, the London Assembly’s Oversight Committee issued a summons for the now Foreign Secretary to return to City Hall next month.
After discussions between the Assembly and Johnson, it’s now been agreed that he will appear on Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 2pm.
Len Duvall AM, Chair of the GLA Oversight Committee said: “I’m very glad the Foreign Secretary has responded positively to our summons.
“The former Mayor did not participate in the Hodge review of the Garden Bridge Project and we believe only part of the story was told, when he appeared before us in December 2015.
“Dame Margaret did not have the power to formally require the former Mayor to give evidence, however the Assembly does have that statutory power.
“We will ensure the Foreign Secretary has all the information he needs to be able to answer our questions on the day.
“It is important that he gives us a full and complete account of how so much money was spent on a project that was abandoned, at great cost to the London taxpayer.”