June MQT answers

Advice on driving in London
Question No: 2020/1953
Andrew Dismore
Should a person drive in London or elsewhere if that person is concerned about his or her sight; and if not what should they do to check their sight; what impact would driving when concerned about impaired vision, have on your Vision Zero strategy on London’s roads; and what action will the Met’s traffic police take if they believe someone is driving with defective eyesight?
Advice on driving in London
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.
Anti-riot vehicles [1]
Question No: 2020/1954
Andrew Dismore
The Metropolitan Police have started the process of replacing their heavy anti-riot vehicles: in relation to the vehicles that are to be replaced, when were they first introduced to the Met; why are they considered in need of replacement; what mileage have they each done; and on how many occasions have they been used operationally?
Answer for Anti-riot vehicles [1]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Anti-riot vehicles [2]
Question No: 2020/1955
Andrew Dismore
What is the Met Police’s budgeted cost for the replacement of their heavy anti-riot vehicles?
Answer for Anti-riot vehicles [2]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Anti-riot vehicles [3]
Question No: 2020/1956
Andrew Dismore
The Met Police’s replacement of their heavy anti-riot vehicles project: is it intended for the contract for these vehicles to be let to a UK manufacturer?
Answer for Anti-riot vehicles [3]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Anti-riot vehicles [4]
Question No: 2020/1957
Andrew Dismore
The Met Police’s replacement of their heavy anti-riot vehicles project: how many companies have been invited to tender; how many have tendered; and in each case, how many are UK, how many EU, and how many from elsewhere in the world?
Answer for Anti-riot vehicles [4]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
s60 [1]
Question No: 2020/1958
Andrew Dismore
There appear to have been a growing number of s60 directions issued in Camden, including a number authorised by an acting inspector, i.e. a substantive sergeant. Do you consider it is appropriate for a relatively junior officer to make s60 directions affecting all or a large part of a borough?
Answer for s60 [1]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
s60 [2]
Question No: 2020/1959
Andrew Dismore
How many s60 directions have been given affecting a) Camden and b) Barnet in each of the last 3 months; in each case, what was the rank of the officer authorising them; and for the equivalent period last year, how many s60 directions were there in each borough?
Answer for s60 [2]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Lockdown: enforcement
Question No: 2020/1960
Andrew Dismore
The National Police Chiefs’ Council and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners are reported to have told ministers that most lockdown issues are now a ‘personal and moral responsibility’ rather than a policing issue, and the government had accepted that police had ‘retreated’ to engaging, explaining and encouraging rather than enforcing the lockdown. Do you consider this approach to be appropriate?
Lockdown: enforcement
The Mayor
Last updated: 19 June, 2020
The Met will continue to engage, explain, encourage and, if necessary, enforce the powers afforded to officers by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
It should be noted that enforcement will continue to be used as a last resort. I am pleased to see that the Met has issued a relatively small number of fixed penalty notices which demonstrates the success the MPS has had engaging, explaining and encouraging the public to comply with the regulations. For the period of 27 March to 11 May 2020, 906 FPNs related to Covid 19 were issued by the MPS.
Lockdown: speeding
Question No: 2020/1961
Andrew Dismore
How many speeding offences have been and are being prosecuted by the Met since the start of the lockdown; how many speeding offences have been disposed of by means other than prosecution and how does this compare with the same period last year?
Lockdown: speeding
The Mayor
Last updated: 19 June, 2020
Please find attached the requested data for the period specified. It should be noted that many of the lockdown offences will still be marked as an ongoing investigation, owing to the recent nature of the offence.
Speeding: A1 Falloden Way
Question No: 2020/1962
Andrew Dismore
Given the upsurge in speeding, will you ask the police to mount an anti speeding operation here; and what progress is being made with speed reduction measures discussions with Barnet Council?
Speeding: A1 Falloden Way
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.
A1 Sliproad, Fiveways Corner [1]
Question No: 2020/1963
Andrew Dismore
TfL recently undertook, via their contractors Conway, a resurfacing of the A1 Great North Way sliproad at Fiveways Corner in NW4 on the night of 26th May 2020.
Regrettably, only around half the slipway was resurfaced, despite the whole section being of equally poor quality. Residents have ascertained that Conway will not be returning to complete the rest of the slipway. Why has only half the slipway been resurfaced, and will you now instruct Conway to resurface the rest of the slipway?
Answer for A1 Sliproad, Fiveways Corner [1]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
A1 Sliproad, Fiveways Corner [2]
Question No: 2020/1964
Andrew Dismore
Residents living nearby have expressed concern at the level of speeding that takes place on this 50mph road. This is dangerous given the number of schools in the area, and because it is so close to residential streets. Will you lower the speed limit on this road to 40mph to improve safety?
A1 Sliproad, Fiveways Corner [2]
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
There are signal-controlled pedestrian crossings at the end of each of the slip roads on the A1 at Fiveways Corner in Barnet. These are positioned at the most appropriate locations due to the walls of the M1 elevated bridge structure which physically prevents anyone from crossing the slip roads. The 50mph speed limit is currently considered appropriate for this location considering the design of the road network which adjoins the Great North Way. However, tackling speeding remains a priority for TfL and its policing partners, and action is taken against drivers who put themselves and others at risk.
Road safety
Question No: 2020/1965
Andrew Dismore
What is the best advice for how long someone should drive in London or from London to another city, without taking a break for road safety reasons?
Road safety
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.
Bridge at East Finchley Station
Question No: 2020/1966
Andrew Dismore
The Bridge at East Finchley Station over the High Road is in a disgusting state, there are several dead pigeon carcasses stuck in the netting, with pigeon droppings, blood and other dirt making the pavements and bus stops dangerously dirty and a public health hazard. Please can we ask TfL to repair the netting, remove the dead pigeons and undertake a deep clean?
Answer for Bridge at East Finchley Station
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
ASB and safety around Burnt Oak station
Question No: 2020/1967
Andrew Dismore
Burnt Oak ward Councillors have raised with me repeated concerns about alleyways around Burnt Oak station and Back Lane, where there is a serious problem with drug dealing and ASB. Will you put pressure on Barnet Council to agree to a plan of action to tackle these problems, and a timescale to implement it?
Answer for ASB and safety around Burnt Oak station
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
ASB and youth violence after lockdown
Question No: 2020/1968
Andrew Dismore
What is being done to ensure that there is no return to violence and muggings of young people when lockdown is lifted?
ASB and youth violence after lockdown
The Mayor
Last updated: 19 June, 2020
My officers at City Hall are working closely with commissioned and funded services, and wider stakeholders to understand what adaptions can be made to ensure youth services can respond to a potential increase in tensions on the streets. The VRU is working with external stakeholders to develop a strategy for supporting vulnerable young people more likely to be involved in violence and/or being exploited post-lockdown.
The MPS continues to focus on violence in all its forms, as the lock down is gradually lifted. Dedicated teams have been established at local level to suppress criminal activity.
I have written to the Prime Minister asking for young people and youth services to be prioritised in plans around the easing of lockdown, setting out a key number of recommendations for immediate action.
Section 35 in East Finchley
Question No: 2020/1969
Andrew Dismore
A section 35 was declared in East Finchley on Friday 22nd May due to two large gatherings of teenagers at the Market Place playground. Whilst the swift action of the police is to be commended, do the police have information about how these gatherings were organised and by whom?
Section 35 in East Finchley
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.
Camden Goods Yard
Question No: 2020/1970
Andrew Dismore
What funding is being provided from the GLA to the Camden goods yard development, and what conditions are associated with the funding? Specifically, what types of tenure are required and what proportion of additional new homes provided need to be social rents? Is this in addition to the homes that need to be re-provided?
Answer for Camden Goods Yard
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
High Barnet station development
Question No: 2020/1971
Andrew Dismore
Will you commit to a further round of engagement with residents over plans for High Barnet station to ensure their maximum input?
Answer for High Barnet station development
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Finchley Central station development
Question No: 2020/1972
Andrew Dismore
Will you commit to a further round of engagement with residents over plans for Finchley Central Station to ensure their maximum input?
Answer for Finchley Central station development
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Camden Town Station upgrade
Question No: 2020/1973
Andrew Dismore
What is the current status of the Camden Town Station upgrade?
Answer for Camden Town Station upgrade
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Holborn Station upgrade
Question No: 2020/1974
Andrew Dismore
What is the current status of the Holborn Station upgrade?
Answer for Holborn Station upgrade
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
226 bus engine revving
Question No: 2020/1975
Andrew Dismore
I have received reports of the 226 Bus stopping at the Hodford Road bus stop for 10-15 minutes, keeping their engines idling for all the time, and revving them for several minutes before leaving the bus stop. Will you inform the bus operator Metroline that this is not acceptable, and ask the drivers to switch their engines off if they are being kept at the bus stop?
Answer for 226 bus engine revving
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
384 bus [1]
Question No: 2020/1976
Andrew Dismore
We are told that TfL’s scheme to reroute the 384 bus was requested by Barnet Council, other stakeholders and residents to enhance links between Barnet and Edgware. When did Barnet Council request this and will you publish their representation; which other stakeholders requested this, and when in each case; and how many residents requested this change?
Answer for 384 bus [1]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
384 bus [2]
Question No: 2020/1977
Andrew Dismore
What is the furthest distance someone will have to walk to reach a bus stop if TfL’s proposals are implemented; and how does that compare with the distances before these changes?
Answer for 384 bus [2]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
384 bus [3]
Question No: 2020/1978
Andrew Dismore
TfL promised that before any changes to the 384 bus were made, they would hold a public meeting so that residents can make their views known. Given virus related problems will TfL organise a public meeting as promised with social distancing to enable people to make their views known, before the changes are implemented?
Answer for 384 bus [3]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
384 bus [4]
Question No: 2020/1979
Andrew Dismore
Will TfL hold a virtual public meeting by zoom, skype or similar medium to enable residents and stakeholders to give their views on TfL’s plans for the 384 bus?
Answer for 384 bus [4]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
384 bus [5]
Question No: 2020/1980
Andrew Dismore
Will you commit to a review of the changes that are planned to the 384 bus route if they are implemented within a year?
Answer for 384 bus [5]
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
TfL funding settlement
Question No: 2020/1981
Andrew Dismore
Is it likely that the TfL funding settlement agreed with the Government will result in reduced services, such as cuts to capacity and length of bus routes?
TfL funding settlement
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
No. Transport for London (TfL) was already progressively ramping up service levels to pre coronavirus levels before the settlement was reached. The agreement with Government supports this and service levels are being increased each week as driver resources become available.
Electric cars
Question No: 2020/1982
Andrew Dismore
I’ve had a resident raise your plans for greening the main corridors in the City and restricting them to buses, walking and cycling. She has just bought an electric car and is concerned to hear about the restrictions. She would like to know if electric cars are exempt from this and whether they will still be able to use these roads?
Answer for Electric cars
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
bus disabled seats
Question No: 2020/1983
Andrew Dismore
As you are now returning to front door boarding for buses as you have made drivers safe, will you consider also allowing disabled people to use some or all of the designated seats at the front of buses?
Answer for bus disabled seats
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Graffiti on the A406
Question No: 2020/1984
Andrew Dismore
TfL have done a commendable job in removing graffiti along the A406 between Henley’s Corner and East Finchley High Road, yet more remains to be cleared. Please can you request them to go back and ensure all the remaining graffiti is removed, especially around the wall next to Tudor Primary School, and bus stop U at Strawberry Vale?
Graffiti on the A406
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
Transport for London (TfL) paused all standard cleaning work when the lockdown was introduced in March, concentrating on safety-critical works only.
This meant that the graffiti removal at this location could not be completed. However, now that restrictions are beginning to be lifted, TfL will work with the London Borough of Barnet to make sure that this section of the A406 is cleaned during the next scheduled maintenance closures, which are expected to be this summer.
West Hampstead Tube Station
Question No: 2020/1985
Andrew Dismore
Please provide an update on plans to install step-free access at West Hampstead’s Jubilee Line Station.
West Hampstead Tube Station
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
A feasibility study for step-free access at West Hampstead was completed in March 2019. It showed that step-free access is possible at this station. The scheme is not currently funded in the Transport for London Business Plan, and a source of third party funding would need to be identified in order for it to be progressed further.
Improving pavements and cycle infrastructure in Barnet
Question No: 2020/1986
Andrew Dismore
What discussions has TfL had regarding improving pavements and cycle infrastructure in Barnet to accommodate social distancing? What locations have been earmarked for improvements?
Answer for Improving pavements and cycle infrastructure in Barnet
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Tube Noise near Warren Street
Question No: 2020/1987
Andrew Dismore
What is the latest on work to reduce tube noise in Fitzrovia? When will the rails in both directions on the Victoria Line next be ground?
Answer for Tube Noise near Warren Street
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Tube Noise Delkor trials
Question No: 2020/1988
Andrew Dismore
Please provide an update on the Delkor track fixing trials; and indicate when the trials are to be evaluated with a view to a wider rollout across the network?
Answer for Tube Noise Delkor trials
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Visits to buildings with stay put suspended – June
Question No: 2020/1989
Andrew Dismore
How many buildings with Stay Put suspended is each London Fire Brigade station responsible for visiting?
Answer for Visits to buildings with stay put suspended – June
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Staffing of visits to buildings with stay put suspended
Question No: 2020/1990
Andrew Dismore
What is the standard number of LFB staff who attend a visit to a building where stay put is suspended?
Answer for Staffing of visits to buildings with stay put suspended
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Duration of visits to buildings with stay put suspended
Question No: 2020/1991
Andrew Dismore
What is the average time taken for a visit by LFB crews to a building where stay put is suspended?
Answer for Duration of visits to buildings with stay put suspended
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Non-ACM dangerous cladding
Question No: 2020/1992
Andrew Dismore
How many residential buildings of 11m or more in height in London have non-ACM cladding that does not meet revised fire safety standards? Please break this down by borough and by public / private ownership if possible.
Non-ACM dangerous cladding
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
The GLA does not hold this information.
It took the Government far too long to start comprehensive data collection on buildings over 18 metres with types of unsafe cladding other than ACM, and the exercise is ongoing. This extremely challenging exercise is being carried out by local authorities but will not be completed before summer 2020.
Emergency service business continuity plans
Question No: 2020/1993
Andrew Dismore
In response to my question 2020/1332, you said that “All emergency services, as Category 1 responders, have a statutory duty to have in place business continuity plans for events like pandemics. These plans are well prepared and tested.” In what sense were plans for PPE supply well prepared and tested?
Answer for Emergency service business continuity plans
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
State aid breaches – June
Question No: 2020/1994
Andrew Dismore
How many instances of an “economic undertaking” (for the purposes of state aid rules) breaching the 200,00 euros over three years limit have been recorded in the administration of the cladding remediation fund in London?
State aid breaches – June
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
No awards of grant from the Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund have been made in breach of the €200,000 limit for de minimis aid. Five leaseholders in London have had their grant capped in order to comply with this limit. State Aid rules apply to any payments under this fund for the benefit of any private leaseholder who is an ‘undertaking’. This includes commercial leaseholders and individuals who are landlords. Individuals who live in and own only their own home are not undertakings and therefore not subject to any limits on grant as a result of State Aid.
State aid rules after December 2020
Question No: 2020/1995
Andrew Dismore
What will happen to the requirement not to breach state aid support of 200,000 euros in the administration of cladding remediation funds after the UK’s transition period in leaving the EU ends in December 2020?
State aid rules after December 2020
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
The Government’s intention is that that all enforcement and supervision responsibilities for State Aid currently held by the European Commission are due to be taken on by the Competition and Markets Authority.
This being the case, State Aid rules will continue to apply to the cladding remediation funds after the transition period ends in December 2020.
LFB transformation board transparency
Question No: 2020/1996
Andrew Dismore
Will you publish agendas and minutes of the Brigade’s transformation board?
Answer for LFB transformation board transparency
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Babcock review of LFB training
Question No: 2020/1997
Andrew Dismore
When will the internal Babcock review of the training provided to LFB be complete and will the findings and recommendations be published?
Answer for Babcock review of LFB training
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Construction works on unsafe high rises affected by covid-19
Question No: 2020/1998
Andrew Dismore
Of the buildings with ACM cladding in contact with the GLA over remediation funds, how many have seen works delayed owing to coronavirus-related reasons?
Construction works on unsafe high rises affected by covid-19
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
In April 2020, I joined local leaders in a pledge with the Government to encourage vital cladding remediation work to continue where possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing delays to cladding remediation. Of buildings under the Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund, all four sites where works were suspended are back in operation. On the Social Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund, 8 sites remain closed with plans to restart in June.
The impact of the outbreak on constructions sites and the progress of remediation will not be limited to the lockdown period itself. The delays will be cumulative due to contractors needing time to adapt to new ways of working, delays in the delivery of materials, and reduced capacity resulting from reduced presence on-site labour to achieve physical distancing on site.
Delays to remediation as a result of COVID-19 mean that interim fire safety measures must continue for longer. Because of this, I have called on the Government to fund the ongoing cost of waking watch so that residents do not bear the burden of this cost. I’m extremely disappointed that the minister, Lord Greenhalgh, has ruled this out, and I would urge him to reconsider.
Funding for cladding remediation in the social sector
Question No: 2020/1999
Andrew Dismore
The Government has told social and public housing owners they can only get funding from the new £1 billion cladding remediation fund to the value of costs they have passed on to residents, rather than the whole cost of remediation. What will be the consequences of this?
Funding for cladding remediation in the social sector
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
A key consequence of this decision is that private registered providers and councils may have to divert resources away from building the new genuinely affordable homes that London desperately needs towards the cost of remediating unsafe buildings. Additionally, social landlords will have fewer resources available for general repairs and maintenance on existing homes and may increase rents, both outcomes that could have a detrimental impact on the quality of life for social housing residents. Finally, without full Government support for remediation costs, it may leave social landlords with no choice but spread costs over a longer period of time, decreasing the pace of remediation.
The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development has written to the Minister for Building Safety outlining these issues and raising concern about the potential equalities impact of treating social landlords differently to other private building owners applying to the fund.
Registrations with the new cladding remediation fund
Question No: 2020/2000
Andrew Dismore
How many buildings in London are registered with the system the Government has commissioned from Faithful + Gould to speed remediation?
Registrations with the new cladding remediation fund
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
The registration system for the new £1bn Building Safety Fund is managed by the Government without GLA involvement. As a result of that, the GLA does not hold this information.
Home fire safety visits
Question No: 2020/2001
Andrew Dismore
How is LFB adapting its home fire safety visits programme to react to the coronavirus pandemic?
Answer for Home fire safety visits
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Making LFB greener (1)
Question No: 2020/2002
Andrew Dismore
LFB’s latest budget allocates £1.29m for greening efforts. What is the timeline for spending this money?
Answer for Making LFB greener (1)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Making LFB greener (2)
Question No: 2020/2003
Andrew Dismore
Will the £1.29m investment in carbon reduction deliver the target of 60% reductions on LFB’s 1990 emissions?
Answer for Making LFB greener (2)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Making LFB greener (3)
Question No: 2020/2004
Andrew Dismore
How much energy generation is planned for LFB stations?
Answer for Making LFB greener (3)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Covid 19: Health and safety [1]
Question No: 2020/2005
Andrew Dismore
Are you satisfied with the resources available to and activities of the HSE in London in relation to enforcing health and safety in building sites and factories in light of the Covid 19 pandemic?
Covid 19: Health and safety [1]
The Mayor
Last updated: 19 June, 2020
The return to work must be safe. It is therefore imperative that the Health and Safety Executive who are responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare are properly resourced at this time.
Central government must fund and monitor proactive inspections of workplaces by the HSE, to ensure workplaces remain Covid-19 secure and remove the burden on workers to whistle-blow.
It was right that the government announced additional funding 10 per cent increase and £14 million investment in the Health and Safety Executive to perform spot checks. I support Trade Union calls for the resumption of these checks in a safe way and engage with both union representatives and business groups to understand how effective these are and will support calls for more resources if needed.
Covid 19: Health and safety [2]
Question No: 2020/2006
Andrew Dismore
Are you satisfied with the resources available to and activities of London Local Authorities in relation to enforcing health and safety in offices, shops and hospitality premises in light of the Covid 19 pandemic?
Covid 19: Health and safety [2]
The Mayor
Last updated: 19 June, 2020
Together with the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authorities (LAs) are responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation. Together they ensure that employers manage the health and safety of their workforce and those affected by their work.
I speak regularly with London Councils and they have made it clear that LAs are currently working at capacity to deliver the measures to support the immediate reopening of highstreets, as well as working on long-term recovery plans. It is imperative that LAs are sufficiently resourced in order to manage the Covid-19 crisis.
Local Authorities are providing critical case specific advice to independent, small businesses that may not be able to access other technical advice. In addition, they have funding pressures from managing of queues and stewarding, as well as public realm management to provide additional space for safe distancing.
Covid 19 contact tracing
Question No: 2020/2007
Andrew Dismore
The Government intends to use an app to aid its Covid 19 contact tracing; are you satisfied that the app proposed will work in London; and are you satisfied with the data protection arrangements for the app?
Covid 19 contact tracing
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
I am committed to working with the Government, London’s boroughs and NHS London to support the NHS test and trace service and save lives, whilst being clear that the use of digital technology must have strong safeguards for Londoners security and privacy.
I wrote to the Secretary of State in May regarding the deployment of the NHSX app in London, expressing my concerns around its effectiveness in our dense, highly populated areas; contingencies for those that are digitally excluded; security and privacy considerations; and London’s capacity to undertake the mass testing and contact tracing required to slow the disease. I emphasised the need to incorporate the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) advice when developing the NHSX App and understand there has been active engagement as the pilot on the Isle of Wight developed.
As of 18 June, the UK government is now shifting to a ‘decentralised’ model based on technology provided by Apple and Google, which is more privacy-focused then the original NHXS app approach.
The highest privacy standards are essential to build and maintain the public’s trust, my Chief Digital Officer will continue to monitor the situation and advocate on behalf of Londoners.
Extended construction hours
Question No: 2020/2008
Andrew Dismore
The Government intends to allow construction sites to apply to work until up to 9pm to catch up with lost time during the Coronavirus lockdown. Do you agree that in most residential areas in London this is deeply unwelcome and will result in longer hours of noise and disturbance, especially to older residents and families with small children?
Extended construction hours
The Mayor
Last updated: 22 June, 2020
Necessary public health measures to stem the flow of COVID-19, including social distancing, use of PPE and intensive hygiene regimes, have increased development costs and reduced the productive capacity of development sites across London. New government guidance encourages boroughs to take a positive approach to requests to change site operating hours in order to make up for lost productivity to deliver the homes London badly needs. Disturbance from construction sites is a real concern in London and longer operating hours has the potential to cause longer hours of disturbance for neighbouring residents. However, the Government guidance stresses the need to mitigate impacts on residential amenity. It is essential that applications for extended site operating hours are considered on a case-by-case basis, having regard to the nature of the request, the potential impacts on neighbouring amenity and any proposed mitigation.
Capital Guard LFB contract (1)
Question No: 2020/2009
Andrew Dismore
In each year of the Capital Guard contract with LFB from 2014 to 2020, how much was paid by the Brigade?
Answer for Capital Guard LFB contract (1)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Capital Guard LFB contract (2)
Question No: 2020/2010
Andrew Dismore
In each year of the Capital Guard contract with LFB, how many times were services activated?
Answer for Capital Guard LFB contract (2)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Capital Guard LFB contract (3)
Question No: 2020/2011
Andrew Dismore
Where and when was the contract for fire and control cover, held by Capital Guard from 2014 to 2020, advertised, before being re-awarded to Capital Guard?
Answer for Capital Guard LFB contract (3)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Capital Guard LFB contract (4)
Question No: 2020/2012
Andrew Dismore
How many bids for the fire and control cover contract, held by Capital Guard from 2014 to 2020, were received when it was re-tendered in advance of its expiry in November 2020?
Answer for Capital Guard LFB contract (4)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response
Capital Guard LFB contract (5)
Question No: 2020/2013
Andrew Dismore
What is the value and duration of the new contract for fire and control cover that has been awarded to Capital Guard from the period of November 2020 onwards?
Answer for Capital Guard LFB contract (5)
The Mayor
Last updated: 23 June, 2020
Officers are drafting a response

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