Boris Johnson will answer questions from the London Assembly this Wednesday (17th March 2010) when he appears before it for this month’s Mayor’s Question Time.
Following the Mayor’s election rhetoric against closure of London Underground ticket offices and TfL’s recent announcement of cuts to their opening hours, Labour’s Navin Shah will be asking if the Mayor is “intending to defend local ticket offices in Tube stations from closure by yourself?”
Other questions facing the Mayor include one from Green AM Jenny Jones asking whether he stands by an election promise “that only hotels and restaurants paying the London Living Wage would be promoted by Visit London ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
LibDem Dee Doocey is pursuing the issue of cuts to London’s policing budget and wants details of the cuts “Borough Commanders have to make in their Borough Devolved Budgets in order to meet the 5% cut they are required to make in each of the next 3 years”.
Brian Coleman, Conservative AM and chair of London’s Fire Authority, is asking Boris to seek assurances from the Crown Estate that its sale of Cumberland Market won’t see any reduction in the level of affordable housing in his constituency.
Meanwhile fellow Conservative Kit Malthouse wants Boris to “confirm the further procedures now required by law that will put him in a position to make a decision to remove or retain the western extension to the congestion charge zone”
The meeting take place this Wednesday, 17th March, at 10am. Full details of the questions AMs will be asking Boris can be found on the london.gov.uk website.
The Assembly is holding three further public meetings this week:
Tuesday 16 March 2010, 10am in Committee Room 5
The Planning and Housing Committee will hear from the following experts about the fire risks associated with tall and timber-framed buildings:
Ron Dobson, Commissioner, London Fire Brigade
Geoff Arnold, Chairman, UK Timber Frame Association
Sam Webb, Architect, Royal Institute of British Architects
Paul Everall, Chief Executive, Local Authority Building Control
Ciaran Molloy, Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Construction Industry Council
Tuesday 16 March 2010, 3.30pm in Committee Room 4
The Health and Public Services Committee will hear from the following guests about how London managed swine flu, NHS finances and reconfiguration plans for services in the capital:
Ruth Carnall, Chief Executive, NHS London
Professor Lindsey Davies, Interim Regional Director of Public Health, NHS London
Paul Baumann, Director of Finance, NHS London
Dr Michelle Drage, Chief Executive, Londonwide Local Medical Committees
Thursday 18 March 2010, 10am in Committee Room 5
The Audit Panel will meet to discuss the Annual Governance Review and Ethical Governance Audit, together with internal and external audit reports.