“This Assembly notes that the GLA group procures a variety of banking services, from card processing and foreign exchange to bonds and securities services. In the four years from 2008-12 the GLA group paid almost £35m in charges and other costs for these services, representing a significant combined procurement budget.
This Assembly notes the tragic and horrific gang-rape of a young student in Delhi on the 16th of December, which has outraged the Indian Nation and drawn international attention to the global problem of violence against women.
This Assembly notes the strength of feeling of the people of London and supports calls for better policing, victim support, and prosecution of violence against women in India and around the world.
“This Assembly notes that, of the 136,150 unemployed people in London referred to the Work Programme from June 2011 to July 2012, only 4,800 got sustained jobs. The Assembly is concerned that, on the basis of evidence commissioned or written by the Government, the Work Programme doesn’t appear to work on its own terms, that the benefit sanctions make little different to people taking up opportunities while increasing hardship, and that making work mandatory can backfire by making participants feel punished and resentful.
“This Assembly welcomes the initiative within the Mayor's recent publication, ‘Towards a road safety action plan for London’, that recognises the complexity of the Transport for London Road Network and "considers lower speed limits on these routes". This Assembly agrees with the Mayor that "potential benefits in terms of safety and liveability of town centres needs to be taken into consideration alongside other functions the TLRN performs."