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									                                      12 March 2008


                             PRIORITY ORDER PAPER


Report No: 5
Subject: Questions to the Mayor
Report of: Executive Director Of Secretariat

   Questions not asked during Mayor’s Question Time will be given a written response by
                                Monday 17 March 2009

Police Crime Figures
Question No: 776 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What confidence can Londoners have in your statements that recorded crime has fallen when
reports suggest that the figures are inaccurate?


Taxpayer-funded “free” travel for children
Question No: 798 / 2008
Peter Hulme Cross
Does the Mayor believe that it sends a good signal to children to allow them to travel at
taxpayers’ expense? Does this not promote the dependency culture?


Mayor’s Report
Question No: 541 / 2008
Joanne McCartney
Would the Mayor please update his report?


Sustainable Olympics
Question No: 659 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Are you satisfied with progress towards achieving a sustainable 2012 Olympics?


Extra Police Officers for London
Question No: 605 / 2008
Graham Tope



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Can you update us on your budget pledge to provide London with 1000 extra police officers?


ERCC
Question No: 704 / 2008
Angie Bray
Does the Mayor believe that any Londoners have a legitimate need for a Band G vehicle?


Post Office Closures
Question No: 543 / 2008
John Biggs
Can you report on progress with your opposition to London Post Office Branch closures?


Tall Buildings
Question No: 713 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What is the Mayor’s approach to tall buildings in Outer London?


London’s democratic deficit
Question No: 796 / 2008
Damian Hockney
Given your open contempt for the London Assembly and many of its members, as expressed in
answer to my question 532/2008, do you consider that its £8 million budget would be better
spent by the Evening Standard and BBC, which are not subject to the same red tape in obtaining
information from your office?


Delays on Policy Delivery
Question No: 612 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Why do we have to wait so long for you to introduce Liberal Democrat transport policies?


Greening the London Economy
Question No: 647 / 2008
Darren Johnson
If re-elected for a third term will you agree to set new challenging targets for the growth of jobs
in green industries, backed by strong supporting policies, in a revised London Plan?


Streatham Police Station
Question No: 544 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross




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I am appalled to see misleading literature being circulated in Streatham by Liberal Democrat
Campaigners who are campaigning against the Met Police service property Strategy. The banner
on the free sheet reads ‘Stop Police Cuts’ and says that ‘closures are being forced on local
Police’. What is your response to this kind of misinformation? Can you please set the record
straight?


Affordable Homes (1)
Question No: 597 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Your policy on affordable housing has failed because the percentage of affordable homes
delivered has fallen from 41.4% in 2000/01 to 33.7% in 2006/07. What steps are you taking to
address this?


Motorcycles in Bus Lanes
Question No: 693 / 2008
Roger Evans
Does the Mayor have any concrete evidence that persuades him not to believe TfL’s own report
which shows that it is safer for cyclists, bikers and pedestrians if motorbikes can use bus lanes?


Arts Council of England
Question No: 564 / 2008
Jennette Arnold
Following your meeting with the Arts Council of England can you update me on what position
those London cultural organisations affected by disinvestment by that body, are now in?


Post Offices
Question No: 708 / 2008
Elizabeth Howlett
Will the Mayor provide an update on whether he has decided to launch a legal challenge to the
Post Offices closure plans in London?


Routemaster
Question No: 576 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
What are the estimated costs of restoring the Routemaster and placing a bus conductor on every
bus route?


[Note: The following is a priority question, but is not in proportional order.]


Revenue Loss on Buses



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Question No: 624 / 2008
Geoff Pope
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (108/2008), please would you tell me
what is the current estimated revenue loss on articulated buses from fare evasion compared with
other buses operated in Greater London?


Second Chance
Question No: 554 / 2008
John Biggs
You have spoken in the past of the need for a ‘second chance’ programme for older Londoners
thrown out of regular employment by economic changes to secure new skills. What progress has
been made with this proposal?


Child Poverty in London
Question No: 593 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Despite making tackling child poverty in London one of your “highest priorities,” what is your
response to the conclusions of the London Child Poverty Commission that there has been “no
significant improvement” since you took office and that the latest figures available show child
poverty at exactly the same levels as in 2000?


Motorcycle Parking
Question No: 542 / 2008
Len Duvall
Are TfL in discussion with London Councils and the London Boroughs about the levels of
motorcycle parking in London? As most Councils determine motorcycle parking spaces
individually on a borough basis do you think there should be a consistent Londonwide policy on
motorcycle parking?




Questions for Written Answer

Bus Service 29
Question No: 545 / 2008
Joanne McCartney
Haringey residents have complained that the 29 bus blocks pedestrian crossings, traffic signals
and road junctions causing safety problems for pedestrians and road users. Can you take action
to ensure that bus drivers on this route are made aware of the problems and drive with more
consideration?
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Hackney Central Station
Question No: 546 / 2008
Jennette Arnold
Questions are being raised locally about utilising the historic Hackney Central Station at the
junction of Mare Street and Amhurst Road. Will the Mayor provide me with an update based on
his recent talks about the location?
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Thames Gateway Bridge
Question No: 547 / 2008
John Biggs
Is the case for the bridge affected by emerging proposals for one or more crossings further East,
outside of Greater London? Would you agree with me that this should not alter the case for the
crossing?
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The Event
Question No: 548 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross
I know that you believe community festivals and events are vitally important for local people
both in terms of cohesion and identity for a local area and also for local economies in terms of
attracting visitors.
I would like to bring your attention to ‘The Event’ an annual family festival event, organised by
local volunteers in Southwark Park. This year, Southwark Council has decided to cut its
funding of the event by £40k leaving the organisers facing severe financial difficulties and
putting the future of this highly popular, high quality and well run event in jeopardy.
Will you join me in condemning the decision to cut funding for The Event, reaffirm your in
principle support for community events of this nature and seek to assist The Event’s organisers
in their attempts to secure alternative funding to safeguard the future of this valued event for the
Bermondsey community.
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Housing
Question No: 549 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross
In my recent survey of Lambeth & Southwark residents:
· 85% wanted councils to be able to prevent development on gardens
· 73% wanted councils to be able to prevent conversions of family homes to flats
· 81% wanted councils to be able to prevent family homes being demolished and replaced by
flats
When do you anticipate being in a position to outline your specific proposals on these issues
and start formal consultation with London Councils?
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Heathrow
Question No: 550 / 2008
John Biggs
Business leaders have shown strong support in a recent survey for Heathrow Airport. How will

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you, while opposing a third runway, respond to that support?
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Olympic Opportunity
Question No: 551 / 2008
John Biggs
Will you join with me in strongly supporting the work to date in securing training and
employment opportunities for residents of East London from the Olympic Games and its legacy
and related developments?
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Bendy Buses
Question No: 552 / 2008
John Biggs
Will you be considering whether relatively minor design and information changes might be
introduced to reduce the impression that revenue protection on bendy buses is lax?
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East London Line Replacement Buses
Question No: 553 / 2008
John Biggs
When will these be reviewed and can you give indications of the pressure points where changes
to services might be considered?
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LDA and BME Projects
Question No: 555 / 2008
John Biggs
What proportion of LDA budgets has been spent since 2000 on projects specifically to benefit
BME communities?
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Thames Festival
Question No: 556 / 2008
John Biggs
Do you support the idea of the Thames Festival, or a similar project, extending its programme
East of Tower Bridge, particularly as the Olympics approach?
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Bermondsey Beat - Southwark Park Event
Question No: 557 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross
Southwark Council is currently imposing swingeing cuts of £30 million on a wide variety of
community, tourism, meals on wheels, community safety and children’s organisations in
Southwark. What advice can you give to Bermondsey Beat - a voluntary run community event
that has been told that they will suffer serious cuts and have a financial shortfall of £25,000,
which will mean that their successful annual music and festival The Event in Southwark Park
will very likely have to be abandoned?
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Jubilee Gardens
Question No: 558 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross
The Friends of Jubilee Gardens are concerned that little progress has been made in pursuance of
the plan to re-landscape Jubilee Gardens. When the planning consent was given, there were
notional allocations of Section 106 monies made. However the plan needed the consent of the
freeholders of County Hall and Shell (who have restrictive covenants and rights over the site)
and the creation of a Trust. So far there has been no discernable progress on either of these
issues. What role is the LDA playing in progressing these plans directly and through the South
Bank Employers Group which they fund? What steps have the LDA taken to help the progress
of this exciting scheme?
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Accessibility at Canada Water Bus Station
Question No: 559 / 2008
Valerie Shawcross
I have received complaints that boarding buses at stop C at Canada Water bus station is verging
on impossible for many users of larger powered wheelchairs. There is a bus shelter area by the
stop, which results in quite a narrow area in which to manoeuvre by the kerb. Since the
introduction of the East London Line replacement buses far more busy services are using stop
C. Will TfL review the use of this stop and the possibility of remedial work to widen the
boarding area?
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Diesel Spillage in Blackwall Tunnel
Question No: 560 / 2008
John Biggs
Do you agree that the recent diesel spillage in the Blackwall Tunnel and the subsequent
disruptions to traffic demonstrates the need for extra river crossings in East London? And will
you join me in congratulating TfL on the speed and efficiency of their response to this spillage
by resurfacing 3km of road in just one day?
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Remploy
Question No: 561 / 2008
John Biggs
Thank you for your reply to my question 140/2008, in which you explain how you are
encouraging GLA family public procurement policies to include Remploy factories. I was
disappointed that no mention of procuring from Remploy was mentioned in the recently
launched GLA’s Responsible Procurement policy. Why was Remploy omitted from this
benchmark for fair procurement? Do you have any plans to include Remploy in future fair
procurement policies?
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Disabled Pass/Freedom Pass
Question No: 562 / 2008
John Biggs
Can you please encourage boroughs to award freedom passes using all seven eligibility
categories within Section 151(4) of the Transport Act 2000. Some boroughs have used the new
DfT Guidance to Local Authorities on Eligibility for Disabled People selectively for issuing
disabled freedom passes. I have heard that a number of boroughs have only been awarding

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passes for person who are elibile under Category (a) 29 and are recipients of the higher rate
mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, and refusing applicants who are eligible
under Category (a) 30, 31 and 32. These further categories include persons who cannot walk for
distances up to 100m without stopping and those who rely on a mobility aid.
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Olympic Media Centre
Question No: 563 / 2008
Jennette Arnold
Many of my constituents in Hackney and Waltham Forest are keen to know what cultural use
will be made of the Media Centre in the Olympic Park in Legacy. Do you have the latest
information with which I can update them?
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EU CO2 Emissions
Question No: 565 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
To what extent did you consider the new EU C02 emissions for new cars when devising the
Emission based Congestion Charging?
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Emissions based Congestion Charge
Question No: 566 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
Would it not have been better if you had incorporated your emissions based congestion charge
into the LEZ scheme rather than the Congestion Charge scheme?
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Finsbury Park Station
Question No: 567 / 2008
Jennette Arnold
Many of my local constituents in the Finsbury Park area appreciate the extensive improvements
to the station and bus termini. What they would like to know is whether you will preserve the
mosaic murals of balloons on several of the walls?
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Oyster Card Readers
Question No: 568 / 2008
Jennette Arnold
Will the Mayor indicate when Chingford, Highams Park and Wood Street Stations Oyster Card
readers will be installed?
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Cement Industry Emissions
Question No: 569 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
By the industry’s own admission, cement-making accounts for some 5 per cent of the worlds
emissions of greenhouse gases. This is twice the amount attributed to aviation. What can you do
to reduce London¿s carbon footprint when the city is so rapidly expanding?
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LDA Responses
Question No: 570 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
I was promised a full answer to MQT 2569/2007 by the LDA. To date, I have not received it.
Why does it take LDA much longer to respond than any other GLA functional body?
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Housing Associations
Question No: 571 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
Some Housing Associations, such as East Acton HA, spend almost half their rent revenue on
themselves. How will you ensure that the Housing Associations you deal with in delivering
more affordable housing in a third term are not similarly inefficient?
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DEFRA Cuts to National Energy Action
Question No: 572 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
The Government’s energy efficiency grant scheme (Warm Front) has effectively been cut by
25% over the next three years despite fuel prices increasing by up to 90% and the scale of fuel
poverty increasing by some two million households over this period. What impact will this have
on fuel poverty related schemes in London?
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Raw Sewage River Lea
Question No: 573 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
A large number of new or refurbished homes along the River Lea have had misconnected
plumbing installed by builders, who mixed up plumbing for rainwater and toilet waste. These
faulty draining systems pump raw sewage into the River Lea, which then flows directly into the
waters surrounding the Olympics site. Adding to the problem are the Deephams sewage works
in Edmonton releasing effluence into the river when heavy rain pushes the tanks to capacity.
What can be done to ensure builders and homeowners properly install domestic plumbing to
help prevent the river Lea becoming polluted?
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Real Estate Moorings in the River Thames
Question No: 574 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
A planning application was submitted to the LB of Hounslow for residential use of the barge
CUJO moored in the Thames and converted into 7 flats. The owner claims that it will provide a
source of low cost housing. How legitimate is it for a developer to take up such a big chunk of
the River Thames with a 38x 5,5m barge for commercial use and can we expect to see more of
these real estate moorings appear in the future? Are developers offering such accommodation
exempt from having to comply with building regulations that apply for normal housing?
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Ravenscourt Park Tube Station
Question No: 575 / 2008
Murad Qureshi

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Residents near Ravenscourt Park tube station are campaigning to have the Piccadilly line serve
their stop because it offers a much more reliable service than the District Line it is currently
served by. After the completion of Crossrail, fewer tourists will use the Piccadilly Line and the
line becomes a more local service. Would TfL be willing to have it serve all District Line
stations on the stretch between South Kensington and Chiswick Park?
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Affordable Housing
Question No: 577 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
In your 3rd term, will you be working with Housing Associations who fail to consult on major
regeneration proposals if they approach you for funding of the affordable housing elements?
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Post Office Closures
Question No: 578 / 2008
Murad Qureshi
Can you establish the percentage of post offices in London owned by Asian people that will be
affected by the proposed post office closures?
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The Thames
Question No: 579 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
On the 14th of February, at the Green Alliance Mayoral Hustings, you promised that by 2010
the Thames would be the cleanest river in a major capital. Given that the Interceptor Tunnel will
not be completed until 2020, how exactly do you intend to achieve this?
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Bicycle Scheme
Question No: 580 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Why, when adopting your Paris-style city-wide bicycle hire service, did you fail to make it free
for Londoners, by, for instance, forming a partnership with an advertising company?
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Heathrow Expansion (1)
Question No: 581 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Will you publish in full your response to the Department for Transport’s consultation, ‘Adding
Capacity at Heathrow Airport’?
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Heathrow Expansion (2)
Question No: 582 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey

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What pressure are you putting on the Department for Transport to publish, in full, the estimated
18,000 responses that it received to the consultation, ‘Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport,’ to
ensure that views of Londoners are made known?
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Heathrow Expansion (3)
Question No: 583 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
New research by Imperial College, London, and others, for the HYENA (hypertension &
exposure to noise near airports) programme, finds that noise levels of over 35 decibels can
immediately increase a sleeping person’s blood pressure, increasing the risk of hypertension.
Coupled with worrying statistics about the impact of air quality around Heathrow on the
incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have you lobbied the
government to conduct an independent assessment of the impact of Heathrow on the health of
Londoners and will you commission such a study in the absence of action by central
government?
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Olympic Sponsors (1)
Question No: 584 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Do you think it sends the right message for LOCOG to have chosen British Airways as a
sponsorship partner, thus inextricably linking the 2012 Olympic Games to the promotion of
aviation? What efforts have you made to encourage LOCOG to work with alternative transport
providers to promote greener forms of travel, particularly for domestic and short haul journeys?
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Olympic Sponsors (2)
Question No: 585 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
A Barnardo’s study into the causes of childhood obesity concludes that advertising and peer
pressure tend to determine what poorer children eat, rather than nutrition classes in schools.
Given that the IOC has already secured sponsorship from McDonalds and Coca-Cola for the
Olympic Games, what provision is there in your Food Strategy to work with such companies to
have a positive impact on the decisions that London’s children will make about food come
2012?
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Waste Packaging (1)
Question No: 586 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Given that up to 40% of food packaging still cannot be recycled, what efforts have you made, as
part of your Food Strategy, to lobby the government to develop a packaging strategy that will
effectively and significantly reduce waste at the source?
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Waste Packaging (2)
Question No: 587 / 2008

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Mike Tuffrey
Given that up to 40% of food packaging still cannot be recycled, what efforts have you made, as
part of your Food Strategy, to work with the supermarkets towards achieving closed loop
recycling and materials systems in their business practices?
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Plastic Bags (1)
Question No: 588 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
How many plastic bags did the GLA family buy for promotional and marketing purposes in
2006 and 2007? Please break the figures down by organisation.
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Plastic Bags (2)
Question No: 589 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Given that retailers have reduced the number of plastic bags from 13.4bn in 2006 to 12.4bn
plastic bags in 2007, do you agree that it demonstrates an appalling lack of leadership that the
Government bought 979,106 branded plastic bags in 2007 for promotional and marketing
purposes?
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Green Homes Advertising Campaign (1)
Question No: 590 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
How much will the GLA and LDA invest in your DIY insulation scheme in 2008 and what is
the breakdown for money spent on the marketing campaign and money allocated for rebates?
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Green Homes Advertising Campaign (2)
Question No: 591 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
You revealed, in December, that an additional £100,000 would be needed over and above the
funds ring-fenced for the Home Insulation Scheme. Given this shortfall, and the relatively low
take up of your discounted insulation scheme, despite spending £1.2 million on advertising, do
you think that the advertising strategy that you have adopted so far is an effective and efficient
use of public money to achieve the objective of cutting carbon in London’s homes?
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Young People’s Views of Politicians
Question No: 592 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
After you accused a young woman of being “on something” for not experiencing an
improvement to transport services in Streatham, are you surprised that a survey of young people
by social networking site, Piczo, has found that: nearly half had “absolutely no respect” for
politicians? How will you change your behaviour to engage more effectively with young people
and change their opinion of politicians?
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Overcrowding (1)

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Question No: 594 / 2008
Dee Doocey
What is the latest estimate for the number of families currently living in overcrowded and
severely overcrowded conditions in London?
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Overcrowding (2)
Question No: 595 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Aside from your response to the government consultation on overcrowding last year, what other
efforts have you subsequently made to ensure that the statutory definition of overcrowding is
revised?
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Family Homes
Question No: 596 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Given that only 11% of the net conventional homes delivered in London in 2006/07 had three
bedrooms and another 5% had four bedrooms or more and, similarly poor, in the social rented
housing sector only 17 per cent had two bedrooms and 8 per cent had four bedrooms, do you
think the target in your Housing Strategy that 42% of new social rented homes and, by 2010/11,
16% of new intermediate homes, should have three bedrooms or more is achievable?
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Affordable Homes (2)
Question No: 598 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Given that only 4 of the boroughs managed to deliver your 50% affordable housing target in
2006/7, what further assistance will you provide to the boroughs to move them towards your
target in the future?
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Metronet Effect on Station Refurbishments
Question No: 599 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Could you explain whether any of the 50 stations that are due to be closed or refurbished by TfL
before 2017 have had to have their work delayed or postponed due to the cost of bailing out
Metronet?
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Low Emission Zone Advertising Costs
Question No: 600 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
What was the advertising cost of the Mayor of London/TfL campaign on the Low Emission
Zone? Could you provide a breakdown of these figures?
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Ticket Price Freeze Advertising Costs
Question No: 601 / 2008
Geoff Pope

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What was the advertising cost of the Mayor of London/TfL campaign on the ticket price
freezes? Could you provide a breakdown of these figures?
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Mayor of London Advertising Costs
Question No: 602 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What has been the total cost of ‘Mayor of London’ advertising since February 2007-February
2008? Could you provide a breakdown of these figures?
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LEZ Costs
Question No: 603 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
What has been the total cost of the signage, including the costs for erection, for the London
Emission Zone?
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Register of Interests for Mayoral Advisors
Question No: 604 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Do you think it would be more open, transparent and honest if a comprehensive register of
interests of your mayoral advisors was available for inspection by the public?
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Olympic Village Development
Question No: 606 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Will Stratford City Development Limited be developing the whole of the Olympic Village,
including the section within the Olympic Park?
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Olympic Budget - Village and IPC/MBC
Question No: 607 / 2008
Dee Doocey
What proportion of the £492 million in the Olympic Budget is for the Olympic Village, and
how much is for the IPC/MBC? For the Olympic Village portion can you give precise details as
to what this is funding?
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Olympic Budget - Taxes
Question No: 608 / 2008
Dee Doocey
Do the costs for security (£600 million), security contingency (£238 million), elite and
community sports (£290 million), ‘Look of London’ (£32 million), and the Paralympic Games
(£66 million) include VAT and/or any other relevant taxes?
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Station Upgrades
Question No: 609 / 2008

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Geoff Pope
When will the tiling at Highgate station be finished? When will upgrades at Chiswick Park and
Acton Town station be finished?
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Information Boards at Tube Stations
Question No: 610 / 2008
Graham Tope
What plans do you have to improve passenger information at tube stations during normal
service and particularly during delays?
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Station Amenities
Question No: 611 / 2008
Graham Tope
What plans do TfL have to introduce toilet facilities and additional Oyster points at stations?
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Congestion in Outer London
Question No: 613 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What are your proposals for reducing the rising levels of road congestion in outer London
boroughs, which are threatening gridlock during the morning peak?
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Phase 2 East London Line Extensions
Question No: 614 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What progress have you made in securing funding from the Department for Transport for Phase
2 of the East London Line extensions?
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Future of TfL Accommodation
Question No: 615 / 2008
Graham Tope
While your proposals to make Windsor House and 55 Broadway more environmentally
sustainable are welcome, can you make a statement on how much longer you intend that
Transport for London and London Underground will occupy these buildings?
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Economic Effects of Heathrow Expansion
Question No: 616 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
Do you agree with the conclusions of the CE Delft report commissioned by HACAN on the
economics of Heathrow expansion which demonstrates that the case that London’s future
prosperity depends on more airport capacity is “implausible”?
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Conductors on ‘Bendy’ Buses
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Question No: 617 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What would be the cost in a full year of employing staff on ‘bendy’ buses to check tickets and
bear down on anti-social behaviour ?
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Costs of Guards on Tube Trains
Question No: 618 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What would be the cost in a full year of deploying a security guard on each Tube train operating
between 8pm and service closure at around 12.30am?
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Express Buses in Outer London
Question No: 619 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What progress have you made on your promise to me that you would explore the possibility of
introducing express or limited-stop buses to improve orbital journeys and connect outer
London’s town centres?
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Motorcycle Parking
Question No: 620 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What progress has been made during your second term in securing more parking for
motor-cycles in Greater London?
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Trafalgar Square Eco-House
Question No: 621 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (85/2008) please can you tell me how
much did the LDA spend on the eco-house exhibit in Trafalgar Square? How many visitors did
it attract?
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Fare Evasion on London Buses
Question No: 622 / 2008
Geoff Pope
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (106/2008) please will you list the
latest fare evasion rates for (i) articulated and (ii) non-articulated buses in London?
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Lost TfL Revenue
Question No: 623 / 2008
Geoff Pope
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (107/2008) please will you detail the
amount of TfL revenue lost from fare evasion on articulated buses in 2006?
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Bicentenary of Slave Trade - Budget Breakdown
Question No: 625 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (411/2008), will you please provide:
· a subjective breakdown of the Bicentenary of Slave Trade events
· a project breakdown of the Bicentenary of Slave Trade events rather than the mishmash of
both you provided in answer to my question 79/2008.
· Will you please provide a description of all budget lines?
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Bicentenary of Slave Trade
Question No: 626 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (412/2008), will you also please list
all suppliers contracted for the Bicentenary of Slavery Event giving
· the project they were contracted for
· any overspends on the project?
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Contract with ‘Three Company (Creative Consultants) Ltd’
Question No: 627 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (417/2008), please will tell me why
DA1861 approves a contract with ‘Three Company (Creative Consultants) Limited’ for the
provision of Kulture2Couture show production services retrospectively?
Could you please inform us:
· When was the contract entered into?
· Why was the contract only agreed retrospectively?
· When was payment made for these services?
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Kulture2Couture 2007
Question No: 628 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
As you have failed so far to answer my previous question (421/2008), will you please provide a
full budget breakdown for Kulture2Couture 2007 (K2C) event? Please supply details of the
names of the suppliers award contracts and the value of contracts awarded.
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Pan EU Procurement Exercise
Question No: 629 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
MA3206 states that the Executive Director of Finance and Performance should award the
contracts mentioned to “the tenders submitting the most economically advantageous tenders”.
Can you confirm that, in accordance with the GLA procurement practices actively supporting
supplier diversity and environmentally sound provisions, along with value for money the social
impact of these contracts will be taken into account and women and BME enterprises and those

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with good environmental records will be encouraged to bid?
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Women in London’s Economy
Question No: 630 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
Your recently published women in London’s Economy report shows that not only has the mean
gender pay gap in London not changed since last year but that at 23% it is substantially higher
than the rest of the UK. Why are your policies proving so ineffective?
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Envirocentre
Question No: 631 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
Could you please provide a list of all contracts, funding or consultancy service agreements
between the GLA and Envirocentre and the value of these contracts for this financial year and
previous financial years from 2000/01.
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LFEPA Board
Question No: 632 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Since you have been so insistent in the past that LFEPA’s board should be representative of the
community it serves why would you have “grave” concerns about the appointment of a black
woman to the board?
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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill
Question No: 633 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
Could you explain what engagement the GLA will be making during the passage of the Human
Fertilisation and Embryology Bill and why this engagement is necessary? What is the particular
effect this bill could have on London?
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Low Carbon Building Unit
Question No: 634 / 2008
Sally Hamwee
Your press release of February the 28th mentions that you are planning to set up a “Low Carbon
Building Unit, to provided on-going support to other public authorities”. Could you please
provide details of
· when this team will start to operate
· how many members of this team there will be
· how much this team is projected to cost per annum and the source of that funding; and
· where they will be located?
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”Together for London” Campaign
Question No: 635 / 2008

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Sally Hamwee
Could you provide a breakdown and of the budget and spend so far on the “Together for
London” Campaign? What are the measures that will be used to assess the impact of the
campaign?
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Hammersmith Bus Station Safety and Comfort
Question No: 636 / 2008
Geoff Pope
What can be done to address the shortcomings and safety concerns at the Hammersmith bus
station extension, where passengers complain of the insufficient shelter and seating, and
complain of having to negotiate the Underground tunnel most of which has no hand rails and
then cross over to the bus stops in front of parked buses that block views of moving buses?
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Hammersmith Bus Station Departure Points
Question No: 637 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Will you amend the new Hammersmith Bus Station layout so that the bus departure points of all
buses crossing Hammersmith Bridge are reassigned so that all leave from either a single bus
stop or (as previously) two immediately adjoining stops?
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Hammersmith Bus Station Information
Question No: 638 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Will you improve the signage to the Hammersmith bus station extension so that passengers
from the tube and the shopping centre can clearly see the best route to their bus departure point?
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Helicopters
Question No: 639 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Are you happy with the rate of progress being made dealing with Helicopter noise in London
and the proposals of the Environment Committee?
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London Overground Platform Marshalls
Question No: 640 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Will you provide platform marshalls on busy London Overground stations to actively advise
passengers and to help reduce lengthy station dwell times?
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Permanent Hammersmith Bus Station
Question No: 641 / 2008
Geoff Pope
When is the permanent expanded fully sheltered Hammersmith bus station to be built, and what
are the planning conditions for the interim bus station?
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Public Transport in Wapping
Question No: 642 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Will you address urgently the inadequate public transport in the Wapping area during the East
London Line closure, in view of the following problems. Many residents now rely on the 100
Bus, which is infrequent, late and over-crowded. The ‘replacement bus service’ does not
provide a reasonable interchange with Whitechapel station and the District/Hammersmith and
City line, making it of little value.
Furthermore, on the weekend of 1st/2nd March the District Line, Circle Line and DLR were all
closed, so that the alternative stations of Tower Hill or Shadwell have been rendered useless,
effectively leaving a whole community stranded.
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Bay at Streatham High Road
Question No: 643 / 2008
Geoff Pope
The bay outside 340 Streatham High Road (A23) has no sign to indicate whether it is a parking
or loading bay. As it is believed to be a loading bay this is causing penalty charges to be issued
incorrectly. Will you ensure the correct sign is erected and arrange for cancellation of parking
charge notices issued for this bay?
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Heathrow Airtrack
Question No: 644 / 2008
Geoff Pope
The public consultation brochure issued in February for the Heathrow Airtrack rail proposals
does not address the impact this will cause on the Staines to Waterloo line. There will be major
transport infrastructure and level crossing capacity issues particularly between Richmond and
Clapham Junction. Will you press Network Rail to develop and invest in a strategic plan to
resolve this?
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Holloway Road
Question No: 645 / 2008
Geoff Pope
Can you please explain why the loading and unloading times along the red route in Holloway
Road have been reduced from 20 minutes to three minutes without any consultation with local
traders?
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Responding to Correspondence
Question No: 646 / 2008
Mike Tuffrey
Following our exchange at the Assembly Plenary on February 7th you promised to answer
some follow up questions I had with regard to the employment of the Business Manager -
Equalities and Policing. I wrote to you on February 12th with those questions.
As the GLA’s Monitoring Officer has said that I am entitled to the answers I seek, will you
commit to answering in full my original letter and let me have a response immediately?

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London Carbon Emissions
Question No: 648 / 2008
Darren Johnson
What proportion of London’s carbon dioxide emissions are covered by the European Union
Emissions Trading Scheme? What proportion will be included under the Government’s
forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment?
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Arms Fair in London
Question No: 649 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Do you know of any plans to hold an international arms fair in London in the coming year?
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Empty Homes Management Orders
Question No: 650 / 2008
Darren Johnson
How many Empty Homes Management Orders have been served in each London Borough in
each year since the measure was introduced?
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Sustainable Olympics: Wood
Question No: 651 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Why did Olympic organisers adopt Central Point of Expertise on Timber standards, which were
described by Greenpeace as ‘a licence to wreak forests’ instead of the more stringent Forestry
Stewardship Council criteria for wood procurement?
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Olympics Waste (1)
Question No: 652 / 2008
Darren Johnson
As well as committing to not sending any Games time waste to landfill, will Olympics
organisers confirm a commitment made to the London Assembly Environment Committee not
to incinerate any 2012 Games rubbish?
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Olympics Waste (2)
Question No: 653 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Are there any plans to provide new waste reprocessing and recycling facilities, to handle waste
from the 2012 Games and East London, on or near the Olympics site?
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Olympics ‘Eco-park’
Question No: 654 / 2008
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Darren Johnson
What is the current position on the delivery of an ‘eco-park’ south of the Olympics site that
would reprocess sewage sludge into fuel chips and methane for use in a co-generation power
plant?
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Olympics Low Emission Zone
Question No: 655 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Thank you for the answer to question 306/2008. Is it therefore correct to say that vehicles
travelling to and entering venues outside the Olympic Park will not have to meet the same air
quality and emissions standards as those entering the Olympics Low Emission Zone?
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Responsible Procurement Policy
Question No: 656 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Can you quantify the value of contracts awarded to responsible suppliers on the basis of your
Responsible Procurement Policy?
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Electricity from Renewable Sources
Question No: 657 / 2008
Darren Johnson
How many GWh of electricity from renewable sources have been generated in London in each
year since 2004?
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Heat from Renewable Sources
Question No: 658 / 2008
Darren Johnson
How many GWh of heat from renewable sources have been generated in London in each year
since 2004?
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Temporary Olympic venues
Question No: 660 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Have the Olympic Delivery Authority adopted a quantifiable target for reducing the embodied
energy of materials used in the construction of temporary Olympic venues and temporary
elements of permanent venues, against a business as usual model?
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Modal shift to walking
Question No: 661 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Has Transport for London investigated the potential increase in walking, and subsequent
decrease in vehicle trips and congestion, in London that could be achieved by installing
pedestrian signals to the latest standards on every arm of every signalised junction on the
Transport for London Road Network and borough roads?

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Food growing sites
Question No: 662 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Will you improve on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games’ commitment to create 2,010 new
food-growing sites, by creating at least 2,012 new food-growing sites across London in the
build up to the 2012 Games, including community gardens, allotments and roof gardens?
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Bottled water
Question No: 663 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Can you confirm that bottled water is no longer served at meetings in City Hall, New Scotland
Yard, the Empress State Building, Palestra, Windsor House, and other principal offices of the
Greater London Authority functional bodies?
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Police on bikes (1)
Question No: 664 / 2008
Jenny Jones
This question has also been sent to the Metropolitan Police Authority.
How many police officers have been trained for cycle duties in each year since 2000?
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Police on bikes (2)
Question No: 665 / 2008
Jenny Jones
This question has also been sent to the Metropolitan Police Authority.
How many police officers are currently a) trained for cycle duties and b) deployed on bikes in
London?
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Waste by water
Question No: 666 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Can you update me on the current position of the waste by water project, and on Transport for
London’s other efforts to maximise freight transport on London’s waterways?
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Waterside development
Question No: 667 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Of waterside developments that have been referred to you since 2004, how many have been
required to use the waterways to deliver and remove materials?
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Community land trusts
Question No: 668 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Can you update me on progress towards the delivery of community land trusts in London?
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London Safety Camera Partnership
Question No: 669 / 2008
Jenny Jones
How many sites in London, which meet the criteria for installing a road safety cameras, are not
equipped with this life saving technology? Is there now a timetable for installing cameras at all
sites which meet the criteria?
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Olympics energy demand
Question No: 670 / 2008
Jenny Jones
What is the estimated energy demand for a) electricity, b) heating, and c) cooling of the
Olympics park and athlete’s village in Games time mode and Legacy mode and what proportion
of the total demand will be provided by each energy source?
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Solar arrays
Question No: 671 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Has any investigation been made of the potential for mobile micro-renewable technologies,
which could operate at London events instead of traditional diesel generators?
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Olympics active travel
Question No: 672 / 2008
Jenny Jones
What is the current funding commitment to the 2012 Active Spectator Programme?
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344 bus route
Question No: 673 / 2008
Jenny Jones
I understand that the 344 bus route is still suffering from severe overcrowding during the
morning rush hour period, despite the improvements to this route that you described when I last
raised this issue, in March 2005. Does Transport for London have plans to increase capacity
along this route for residents of Clapham and Battersea who are travelling into the City, given
the diversion of the 44 bus route to Victoria and the large number of new residential
developments in and around Battersea?
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Police officer identification

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Question No: 674 / 2008
Jenny Jones
This question has also been sent to the Metropolitan Police Authority.
Is there a standard location where police officers in the capital display their identification
numbers? I understand that some British Transport Police officers display identification on
their chest, whilst Metropolitan Police officers usually display identification on their shoulders.
Do you agree that a standardised approach to this issue across all police forces operating in
London would help reduce public confusion?
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Road repairs
Question No: 675 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Is the Mayor aware of the poor state of road surfaces on parts of the Transport for London Road
Network, for example in Brixton, and the difficulties this poses for cyclists? What is the process
for carrying out timely repairs and how are high standards, which avoid re-repairs, maintained?
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Violent crime
Question No: 676 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Will you commission detailed research into causes of the recent rise in gun/knife murders in
London, especially where it involves young Londoners?
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381 bus route
Question No: 677 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Given the closure of East London Line, with no cross-river replacement service, will Transport
for London consider increasing the frequency of the 381 bus service towards London Bridge to
improve access to north London for those living in Rotherhithe? Have Transport for London
considered extending East London Line replacement services to add capacity to this route at
peak times?
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York Way
Question No: 678 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Do you agree that it can currently be dangerous for pedestrians to cross York Way and that the
roads surrounding Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations are unwelcoming to pedestrians and
cyclists?
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42 bus route
Question No: 679 / 2008
Jenny Jones
There has been some debate about altering the route of the 42 bus to include a stop at the
supermarket on Dog Kennel Hill so that less able shoppers don’t have to walk as far, nor cross
the busy Dog Kennel Hill on foot. Has Transport for London considered instead allowing the
484, which already goes past the supermarket, to divert, stopping there in both directions?

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London Cycle Network crossing
Question No: 680 / 2008
Jenny Jones
Are you aware that despite works being recommended by 2 separate CRISP studies, by
different (TFL approved) independent consultants, Transport for London have decided not to
implement a vital toucan crossing on the A316 at Parkshot - the intersection of 2 LCN+ routes?
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Provision for cyclists
Question No: 681 / 2008
Jenny Jones
How many recommendations made by independent Cycle Route Implementation and
Stakeholder Plan studies have been implemented by Transport for London?
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Bus emissions (1)
Question No: 682 / 2008
Jenny Jones
How often are TfL buses required to take an emissions test? I have concerns that some buses
may be emitting noxious fumes in residential areas.
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Bus emissions (2)
Question No: 683 / 2008
Jenny Jones
What mechanisms are in place for ensuring that buses switch their engines off when parked at a
depot? I have received reports of buses failing to switch their engine off when parked, which
causes pollution and distress to the local community.
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Thames path
Question No: 684 / 2008
Darren Johnson
Will you support proposals to open up the Thames Path for walkers and cyclists through the
Westminster Industrial Estate and Convoys Wharf?
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Zero emissions bus fleet
Question No: 685 / 2008
Darren Johnson
By when can we expect all of London’s bus services to be provided by zero-emission buses?
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Advertising on Roundabouts
Question No: 686 / 2008
Roger Evans
Have TfL considered raising income through sponsorship of roundabouts and, if so, what steps
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have they taken to achieve this?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (1)
Question No: 687 / 2008
Roger Evans
What is the estimated cost of the proposed Olympic shooting venue at Woolwich?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (2)
Question No: 688 / 2008
Roger Evans
Why was Woolwich chosen as the Olympic shooting venue when the proposed venue is
surrounded by housing?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (3)
Question No: 689 / 2008
Roger Evans
Is it the case that health and safety legislation requires that whenever shooting events are taking
place, all residents will have to be moved from their homes to a place of safety and all
surrounding streets and roads will have to be shut down to traffic?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (4)
Question No: 690 / 2008
Roger Evans
Was consideration given to using an existing rifle range rather than spending huge amounts of
public money on a shooting range which will only be used for fifteen days?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (5)
Question No: 691 / 2008
Roger Evans
Was any consideration given to utilising the abandoned ex-MOD rifle ranges on Rainham
Marshes as the Olympic shooting venue? If consideration was not given to this possibility, then
why not?
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Olympic Shooting Venue (6)
Question No: 692 / 2008
Roger Evans
How much would it cost to use the abandoned ex-MOD rifle ranges on Rainham Marshes as the
Olympic shooting venue?
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Bus Routes (1)

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Question No: 694 / 2008
Roger Evans
How many bus routes involve buses travelling through Oxford Street?
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Bus Routes (2)
Question No: 695 / 2008
Roger Evans
In total, how many buses travel through Oxford Street on an average weekday?
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Bus Routes (3)
Question No: 696 / 2008
Roger Evans
In total, how many buses travel through Oxford Street over the course of an average week?
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Bus Routes (4)
Question No: 697 / 2008
Roger Evans
In total, how many people travel by bus though Oxford Street on an average weekday?
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Bus Routes (5)
Question No: 698 / 2008
Roger Evans
In total, how many people travel by bus though Oxford Street over the course of an average
week?
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Oxford Street Tram (1)
Question No: 699 / 2008
Roger Evans
What solutions has the Mayor discovered to the problems that derailed previous plans for the
introduction of an Oxford Street Tram?
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Oxford Street Tram (2)
Question No: 700 / 2008
Roger Evans
If the Oxford Street Tram were to be introduced, would the Mayor plan to introduce bus depots
at either end of Oxford Street and if so, where precisely would these be located?
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Oxford Street Tram
Question No: 701 / 2008
Roger Evans
If the Oxford Street Tram were to be introduced, into which streets will buses be diverted and
what is the predicted effect on average traffic speeds in those streets?

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373 Bus Route
Question No: 702 / 2008
Roger Evans
With the decision to scrap the 373 bus, what alternate provision will be made for those who
currently depend upon it, including children who use this service to travel to the swimming pool
at the Belhus Leisure Centre?
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Ashmour Gardens Bus Stop
Question No: 703 / 2008
Roger Evans
TfL have started a consultation on the movement of two bus stops on the A12 near Ashmour
Gardens. To move these bus stops would be to deny many local elderly residents access to a
vital service. Can the Mayor pledge to abort this proposal rather than cause any further anxiety
to my constituents?
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Sir Keith Park
Question No: 705 / 2008
Angie Bray
Would the Mayor agree that it is high time a statue is erected in memory of Sir Keith Park who
spearheaded the effort to protect London during the battle of Britain, and who along with the
brave pilots he commanded we owe so much to?
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4th Plinth (1)
Question No: 706 / 2008
Angie Bray
As Trafalgar Square is the place to remember our great service heros, does he not agree that this
would be an ideal place in which to erect a statue of Sir Keith Park, especially as the RAF are
the one branch of the armed services not represented in the square?
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4th Plinth (2)
Question No: 707 / 2008
Angie Bray
If the Mayor does not agree that the 4th Plinth is the correct location in which to erect a statute
of Sir Keith Park, would he consider erecting a 5th Plinth in which to erect a statue?
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Health Inequalities Strategy
Question No: 709 / 2008
Elizabeth Howlett
Following on from the answer to MQT 526/2008, will the Mayor ensure that the findings of the
Integrated Impact Assessment of his draft Health Inequalities strategy are published?


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Water Matters
Question No: 710 / 2008
Elizabeth Howlett
Is the Mayor planning any changes to his draft water strategy, Water Matters, as a result of
Defra’s water strategy for England, Future Water?
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Advancement and Careers Service
Question No: 711 / 2008
Elizabeth Howlett
Will the Mayor provide further details of the pilot advancement and careers service being
developed by DIUS and the Mayor, including the level of the financial commitment by the
GLA and the functional bodies?
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London Youth Offer
Question No: 712 / 2008
Elizabeth Howlett
Whilst Wandsworth Borough Council welcomes the increased funding for the London Youth
Offer including the LDA contribution, we are concerned that a flawed funding formula
(previously used to allocate Positive Activities for Young People funding) has now been
applied to the London Youth Offer resulting in smaller Boroughs with less need receiving more
funding than Wandsworth (e.g. Kensington and Chelsea). Could the Mayor please explain and
clarify this situation
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Bottled Water
Question No: 714 / 2008
Tony Arbour
In light of the Mayor’s recent opposition to bottled water, does TfL have any plans to issue free
bottled water to London Underground passengers again this summer?
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Environment Spending
Question No: 715 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Can you provide a full breakdown, by programme, of the figure of £166.8m for `Other
environmental expenditure’ given in your answer to question 0194/2008?
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Recycle for London (1)
Question No: 716 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How much funding has the GLA Group provided to Recycle for London since its launch?
Please provide figures for each financial year.
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Recycle for London (2)

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Question No: 717 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How many phone calls has the Recycle for London helpline received since its launch? Please
provide figures for each financial year.
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CapitalWasteFacts
Question No: 718 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How much funding has the GLA Group provided to CapitalWasteFacts since its launch? Please
provide figures for each financial year.
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CapitalWasteFacts
Question No: 719 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How many page impressions has capitalwastefacts.com received since its launch? Please
provide figures for each financial year.
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DIY Planet Repairs (1)
Question No: 720 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How much funding has the GLA Group provided to DIY Planet Repairs since its launch? Please
provide figures for each financial year.
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DIY Planet Repairs (2)
Question No: 721 / 2008
Tony Arbour
How many page impressions has DIY Planet Repairs received since its launch? Please provide
figures for each financial year.
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Heritage Buildings
Question No: 722 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Would the Mayor agree that London’s heritage buildings are one of the distinguishing marks of
the city, and need to be more taken into consideration by councils considering development
plans and would he comment on the circumstances where he would look to intervene where
councils have failed in their duty to consider balanced regeneration addressing the social and
heritage needs of London’s communities?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (1)
Question No: 723 / 2008

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Tony Arbour
What are the expected costs of this scheme? Who will be underwriting these costs and risks, and
how will this be done?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (2)
Question No: 724 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What are the expected cost savings of this scheme?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (2)
Question No: 725 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What previous emissions audits have taken place on GLA Group buildings, and what were the
costs of these?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (3)
Question No: 726 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What discussions have taken place with other public and private sector organisations have
taken place in relation to this scheme? Which organisations have expressed an interest in taking
part?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (4)
Question No: 727 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Who would underwrite the costs of external public and private sector organisations that
participate in this scheme?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (5)
Question No: 728 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What types public and private sector buildings would be eligible or appropriate for this scheme?
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (6)
Question No: 729 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What estimates does the GLA have for the following?
a) The number of London buildings that can be retrofitted per year;
b) How long it would take to retrofit all 893 GLA Group buildings;
c) The number of public sector buildings in London which are appropriate for this scheme, and
how long it would take to retrofit them;
The number of private sector buildings in London which are appropriate for this scheme, and

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how long it would take to retrofit them;
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Retrofitting of Public Buildings (7)
Question No: 730 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What reference, if any, will the Mayor be making in this scheme to the recent Environment
Committee report, ‘Emissions Creep’, on public building emissions in London?
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Housing Land
Question No: 731 / 2008
Tony Arbour
What is the total value of land, owned by the GLA or its functional bodies, that is currently used
for housing or is available for housing use? Could the Mayor please provide a breakdown by
borough and by functional body?
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Regional Housing Pot
Question No: 732 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Decision MA 3340 of the Mayor’s Decision List states that £21,702,500 is currently being
distributed to boroughs from the Regional Housing Pot. Which boroughs have been selected to
receive this money? How are the successful boroughs selected, and how much will each
borough receive?
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London Energy Partnership
Question No: 733 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Further to decision MA 3316 of the Mayor¿s Decision List, could the Mayor please provide a
breakdown of how the £234,300 will be spent by the London Energy Partnership?
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Kew Road Signage (1)
Question No: 734 / 2008
Tony Arbour
With reference to your answer to Question 179/2008, you state that traffic will be directed via
the most direct route “as long as the direct route is appropriate for that traffic.” Does the Mayor
believe that Kew Road is appropriate for HGVs given that it is very narrow in places, as are its
pavements, is within a conservation area and has World Heritage Site?
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Kew Road Signage (2)
Question No: 735 / 2008
Tony Arbour
With reference to your answer to Question 179/2008, does the Mayor believe that allowing
HGVs to save three miles by driving through Kew rather than the M4 and M25 reduces
pollution, given the excess stopping and starting caused by the large number of traffic lights on
Chertsey Road and Kew Road?

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Kew Road Signage (3)
Question No: 736 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Would the Mayor consider introducing a weight limit reduction on Kew Road in order stop
HGVs from using it?
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Bus Stops
Question No: 737 / 2008
Tony Arbour
Why does TfL believe it necessary to install three new bus stops in Church Grove in Hampton
Wick within 200 yards of each other when there has never been a demand for even one?
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Cameroon Forum
Question No: 738 / 2008
Richard Barnes
In response to question 459/2008 you confirmed that £3,550 was paid to the Cameroon Forum
in the current financial year. Can you now confirm why payment was made, which officers took
the decision to make payment and if it was to provide services what tender process was
undertaken? In addition will you please provide copies of any documentation relating to this
payment?
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Payments to Outside Organisations
Question No: 739 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Have any payments ever been made by the GLA or LDA to Kai Designs? If so, can the Mayor
please provide copies of all documentation relating to the payment in addition to an explanation
of the purpose of payment?
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Functions at City Hall
Question No: 740 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What functions have been held in City Hall at below commercial rate in each of the past 24
months and in each case what is the a) cost to City Hall was and b) amount paid by the hosting
body?
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New Homes
Question No: 741 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How many new homes have been completed in the London Thames Gateway in each of the last
five years for which figures are available?
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London Leaders Programme

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Question No: 742 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What was the total cost of the London Leaders programme in each year for which figures are
available and what is the budget for the programme in this year and each of the next four years?


European Office (1)
Question No: 743 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What was the total cost of London’s European Office in each year for which figures are
available?
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European Office (2)
Question No: 744 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What is the total budget for London’s European Office in the current year and each of the next
five years?
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Public Transport Promotion Film (1)
Question No: 745 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What was the total cost of the film promoting considerate use of public transport?
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Public Transport Promotion Film (2)
Question No: 746 / 2008
Richard Barnes
With which companies were contracts entered into to produce the film promoting considerate
use of public transport?
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Public Transport Promotion Film (3)
Question No: 747 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What tendering process took place for the production of the film promoting considerate use of
public transport?
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Public Transport Promotion Film (4)
Question No: 748 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What is the total cost of showing the film promoting considerate use of public transport in
cinemas?
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Public Transport Promotion Film (5)
Question No: 749 / 2008

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Richard Barnes
What estimate has been made of the number of people who will see the film promoting
considerate use of public transport in cinemas?
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London Boroughs Grant Aid
Question No: 750 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Which London boroughs have received grant aid in each of the last eight years and how much
was paid to each borough on each occasion?
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London Skills Council Budget (1)
Question No: 751 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Can the Mayor provide the London Skills Council budget for adult¿s skills in 2006/07,
2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11?
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London Skills Council Budget (2)
Question No: 752 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How much of the London Skills Council budget has been earmarked to support Level 2
qualifications for adults in 2008/09-2010/11? How much of the 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08
budget was spent on Level 2 qualifications for adults?
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London Skills Council Budget (3)
Question No: 753 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How much of the London Skills Council budget has been earmarked to support ESOL courses
in 2008/09-2010/11? How much of the 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08 budget was spent on
ESOL?
*
LDA Budget (1)
Question No: 754 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Can the Mayor provide the London Development Agency budget for Adult Skills in 2006/07,
2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11?
*
LDA Budget (2)
Question No: 755 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What is the London Development Agency budget for ESOL courses for adults in 2006/07,
2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11? What other skills development courses does the LDA

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fund?
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JobCentre Plus expenditure
Question No: 756 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How much does JobCentre Plus spend on developing adult¿s skills in London?
*
Student qualifications (1)
Question No: 757 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How many London pupils left school with no qualifications in the academic years ending 2000,
2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007?
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Student qualifications (2)
Question No: 758 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How many London pupils left school with fewer than five A*-C GCSEs qualifications in the
academic years ending 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007?
*
Student qualifications (3)
Question No: 759 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How many pupils were there in London schools in the academic years ending 2000, 2004,
2005, 2006 and 2007?
*
Childcare
Question No: 760 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How much did the Mayor spend on subsidised childcare places in 2006-07, and how much does
he expect to spend 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10? How many places did this, and will this, fund?
*
ESOL training
Question No: 761 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What assessment has the Mayor made of the need for ESOL training in London 2008-2011?
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GLA estate
Question No: 762 / 2008
Richard Barnes
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Can the Mayor publish a list of non-essential land owned on the GLA estate.
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TFL estate
Question No: 763 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Can the Mayor publish a list (a) in total and (b) non-essential owned by TFL.
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LDA estate (1)
Question No: 764 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Can the Mayor publish a list (a) in total and (b) non-essential owned by the LDA.
*
LDA estate (2)
Question No: 765 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Has the LDA retained an interest in the land transferred to English Partnerships under the
London Wide Initiative?
*
LDA estate (3)
Question No: 766 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Please set out the projected return to the LDA on the land transferred to English Partnerships
under the London Wide Initiative.
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LDA estate (4)
Question No: 767 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Please set out the upfront return to the LDA on the land transferred to English Partnerships
under the London Wide Initiative.
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London Food (1)
Question No: 768 / 2008
Richard Barnes
How many staff are employed by London Food and what is their total salary bill?
*
London Food (2)
Question No: 769 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Please set out the amount spent by London Food on advertising to date.
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Question No: 770 / 2008
Richard Barnes
Please set out the total spend by London Food on events to date.
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Key workers
Question No: 771 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What is the i) number ii) percentage of a) nurses working in London b) Metropolitan Police are
estimated to live 1) in London broken down by zone 2) outside London?


Meeting with Business Leaders
Question No: 772 / 2008
Richard Barnes
When did the Mayor last meet with London business representatives from such representative
bodies as the Institute of Directors, Confederation of British Industry and Federation of Small
Businesses?
*
Offley Works
Question No: 773 / 2008
Richard Barnes
What will the total rental income per month for the Offley Works site be when Code 7 and
Starlight Music Academy are awarded a new one year contract?
*
Olympic Torch
Question No: 774 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Why was a letter sent from your office inviting Linford Christie inviting him to participate in
the Olympic Torch Relay?
*
Congestion Charge
Question No: 775 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Given that you promised that the £5 Congestion Charge would remain unchanged and then
increased it to £8, what promises are you making about the £25 charge on Band G vehicles for
the future?
*
Waste Management Centres
Question No: 777 / 2008
Bob Blackman
How will the 308 new Waste Management Centres be identified and what consultation will take
place with the Boroughs over achieving this number of local centres?
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Nuclear Free World
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Question No: 778 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What plans do you have for introducing ideas raised at the CND Conference on 16th February?
*
Victoria Line Early Closure
Question No: 779 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Thank you for your answer to Question No: 508 / 2008, what publicity has been given to the
later availability of the Underground service on the match nights?
*


Olympic Site Employment
Question No: 780 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What targets have you set for the level of local employment in general, and previously
unemployed local people in particular, to be employed in the Olympic site work? How are you
monitoring this?
*
LDA Funding Allegations
Question No: 781 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What is the current position in relation to your referral of allegations to the Metropolitan
Police?
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Lee Jasper
Question No: 782 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Following the Plenary on the 5th March, do you still have full confidence in Lee Jasper?
*
Lee Jasper (2)
Question No: 783 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What is the current position regarding Lee Jasper’s suspension and what work is he currently
engaged in?
*
Olympic Site Land Values
Question No: 784 / 2008
Bob Blackman
At the Mayor’s Question Time on 30th January, the Budget Plenary on the 13th February and
Mayor’s Question Time on the 20th February you agreed to release the spreadsheet on your
calculations for the value of the land to be sold as part of the process of paying for the Olympic
Site, given your failure to release this information, are we right to assume that this information
does not exist and that you do not have figures for the sale of the land and that a £1 billion black

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hole in the Olympic budget is correct?
*
Visit London
Question No: 785 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Please detail the progress against agreed targets for Visit London over the past 3 years of their
business plan? What targets are agreed as part of the year 4 & 5 business plan and how are these
being monitored?
*




Post Office Closures
Question No: 786 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What progress have you made in forcing the Post Office to provide a full consultation period on
their programme of Post Office closures?
*
After School Clubs
Question No: 787 / 2008
Bob Blackman
How is funding being allocated for the 56 after school clubs? Is there a bidding process, if so,
how has this been publicised and how will all Boroughs ensure that they receive a fair share of
this funding?
*
LDA
Question No: 788 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Why has the London Development Agency acquired the shares of the London Development
Agency Ltd and what safeguards have you placed on this acquisition?
*
Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill
Question No: 789 / 2008
Bob Blackman
What work is being done on lobbying on this legislation which is before Parliament and what
stance are you taking in relation to this proposal?
*
Station Ticket Office Closures
Question No: 790 / 2008
Bob Blackman
You postponed your plan to close down station ticket offices pending the election, what
promises are you making on what will happen to the threatened ticket offices if you are
re-elected?
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LfEPA Appointments
Question No: 791 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Please specify your ‘grave reservations’ about the appointment of Councillor Bertha Joseph to
LfEPA?
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Prison Places
Question No: 792 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Do you support the provision of more prison places in London?
*


Super Casino
Question No: 793 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Given the decision by the Government to cancel plans for a Super Casino, what is your view on
the enormous amount of public money that could have been wasted by London in attempting to
secure the Super Casino?
*
Car Parking at NHS facilities
Question No: 794 / 2008
Bob Blackman
Do you agree that car parking at NHS hospitals should be free of charge?
*
Cost/benefit analysis of Mayor’s climate change projects
Question No: 795 / 2008
Peter Hulme Cross
Further to your answer to my question 531/2008 please can you supply the cost/benefit analysis
figures for the solar panels on City Hall and the solar panel/wind turbine scheme at Palestra,
both of which are unlikely to generate enough electricity in their entire lifetimes to even pay
back the installation costs. How do you judge that such uneconomic projects promote London’s
economic development?
*
Venezuelan cash for advice scheme
Question No: 797 / 2008
Peter Hulme Cross
Is the mayor confident that TfL will continue to receive the expected revenue from this contract
now that the assets of PDVSA have been frozen?
*
Foreign embassies withholding congestion charge
Question No: 799 / 2008
Damian Hockney
In concentrating his attacks on the US Embassy, why does the mayor refuse to acknowledge

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that many more embassies, including European Union countries, are joining the rebellion, and
why is he refusing to test the matter by seeking a court ruling on whether the congestion charge
is a charge or a tax?
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