The latest Mayor’s Question Time session takes place this Wednesday with Assembly Members set to quiz Mayor of London Boris Johnson on the on the impact of Government spending cuts on London’s services.
The session is the first since October’s Comprehensive Spending Review and follows questioning by the Assembly of finance chiefs from Greater London Authority bodies on the impact of the review on their ability to deliver the Mayor’s policies.
Labour AM Len Duvall is to set to ask the Mayor which budget cuts he’s “most concerned about and why?” while Green Party AM wants to know whether London boroughs will see the amount of money they receive from Transport for London reduced as the capital’s transport authority tries to deliver savings.
Conservative AM Gareth Bacon will return to a topic he and LibDem AMs raised earlier this year with a question asking whether the Mayor finds it “acceptable” for TfL employees and nominees to receive free travel “in this time of financial austerity and public sector spending restraint”.
And, with some City Hall Tories opening briefing their lack of support for any raise of the GLA’s council tax precept to plug budgets holes, Labour AM Joanne McCartney will be will ask the Mayor if he’s “confident” of maintaining police numbers in light of budget cuts.
Papers for the meeting, including the full list of questions to the Mayor can be found on the London Assembly website.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Mayor’s Question Time – 10am in the Chamber