London Assembly Members will tomorrow (Wednesday, 5th January) quiz the heads of London’s key services and Greater London Authority figures on the impact of planned cuts within the GLA’s £3,262m 2011-12 budget.
Spending plans for the capital are set out in Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s draft budget which was published shortly before Christmas and is now open for consultation. Copies of the budget document can be downloaded from london.gov.uk.
At tomorrow’s meeting, AMs on the Budget and Performance Committee will quiz members of the Mayor’s team as well as senior figures from the police and Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and Fire Brigade and Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy.
Issues expected to be raid include the implication of changes to the policing budget on officer numbers, the budget itself says “it is not yet clear how the current budget proposals will affect officer numbers” and the ability to maintain fire services following grant reductions.
Next week the committee will question Mayor Johnson over the proposed budget.
Tomorrow’s meeting will take place at City Hall from 10am.
Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff
Leo Boland, Chief Executive, GLA
Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources, GLA
Sir Peter Rogers, Chief Executive, London Development Agency
From approx 11am:
Tim Godwin, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
Kit Malthouse AM, Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority
From approx 11.30am:
Brian Coleman AM, Chairman and leader of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
Ron Dobson, London Fire Commissioner
From approx 12pm:
Peter Hendy, Transport Commissioner