Today the GLA Conservative Assembly Members Questioned the Mayor on a range of questions from Suburban Rail to Heathrow Expansion. The Mayor agreed with our Members on a great deal of issues, but also this gave our Members a chance to expand London's and their own knowledge of these topics.
This is a MQT Summary in progress as it takes a couple of days for everything to be compiled so check back often or follow the Assembly_Tories on twitter for the latest updates.
Richard Tracey questions Mayor over Suburban Rail control
Richard Tracey AM, GLA Conservative Transport spokesman, today (13 June) pushed the Mayor to renew his efforts to lobby the Government regarding control of the overland rail network. Asking a question at the Mayor's Question Time, Richard asked Boris Johnson to instruct Transport for London to flesh out what a suburban rail network run by City Hall would look like.
"Many commuters who have no other option than to use the overland train routes face a less than satisfactory service. This was demonstrated over the Jubilee weekend when many train operators failed to put on extra services which caused chaos on the network. I fully support the desire of the Mayor to have a stake in the commuter rail lines, so he can make them work for Londoners. He now needs to ensure that Transport for London put forward a clear vision of what timetables will look like, and what improvements may be implemented if the Mayor had control. This would go some way to building support for a TfL run service"
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— GLA Conservatives(@Assembly_Tories) June 13, 2012
On 13th June 2012, the London Assembly will hold it’s monthly Mayor’s Question Time. Assembly Members from all parties will pose question’s to Boris Johnson regarding matters that are important to Londoners.
Below are the oral questions tabled by the GLA Conservative Group.
Crime Reduction on Public Transport
Question No: 1534 / 2012
Why is crime on London’s transport network at an 8 year low?
Steve will question the Mayor on his successful fight against crime on the Tube and bus network which has led to a significant drop in crime on these modes of transport.
- RT @matthewwbeard: RMT’s Bob Crow vows Tube strike ‘of a generation’ http://t.co/7XxONaG7qE via @standardnews
- Unions threat 'biggest strike in a generation' as Gareth Bacon exposes cost of TFL pension scheme. P2 Standard v @PippaCrerar @matthewwbeard
- RMT threatens 'wave of industrial action' after Gareth Bacon uncovers generous pension benefits via @MayorWatch http://t.co/abCxgFg4JQ