After August’s traditional summer shutdown, the London Assembly will this week hold a series of public meetings at City Hall on managing the risk of flooding in the capital, last month’s incident involving a ‘runaway’ Tube train and the work of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).
On Tuesday, AMs on the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee will question the Mayor’s Sports Commissioner Kate Hoey MP and Stewart Lucas, Chief Executive of Interactive: Disabled Equality in Sport, on the progress of boosting sports participation in time for the 2012 Games.
Wednesday Morning will see the Assembly question LFEPA Chairman Brian Coleman AM and Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson on the Authority’s work and priorities.
Later that day the Environment Committee will question a number of guests, including the Environment Agency’s Dave Bedlington, Nick Starling from the Association of British Insurers, Mayoral environment adviser Martin Powell and Richard Aylard from Thames Water, on what steps can be taken to manage the risk of rain water and river flooding in the Capital.
On Thursday the Transport Committee will question London Underground’s Richard Parry about the incident on August 13th involving a driverless engineering train running four miles down the Northern Line. AMs will then question guests, including Parry, on disabled access to London Underground, bus and rail services.
Tuesday 7 September 2010
10am in Committee Room 5: Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee
Wednesday 8 September 2010
10am in the Chamber: Question time with the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA)
3pm in the Chamber: Environment Committee
Thursday 9 September 2010
2.30pm in Committee Room 5: Transport Committee
All meetings are open to the public and will be webcast on the london.gov.uk website.