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  Greater London Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 km² (610 sq.
In 1986, the Greater London Council was abolished by the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher.
Mayor of London and the London Assembly of the
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_London_Authority   (969 words)

 Greater London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Lord Lieutenant of Greater London is appointed for its area, less the City of London; an area identical to the Metropolitan Police District; and for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 this area is defined as a county.
Greater London was formally created by the London Government Act 1963, which took force on 1 April 1965, replacing the former administrative counties of Middlesex and London, adding the City of London, which was not under the London County Council, and absorbing parts of Kent, Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.
In 2000 the outer boundary of the Metropolitan Police District was re-aligned to the Greater London boundary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_London   (1063 words)

 Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
The 'We are Londoners, We are One' campaign celebrates the fact that London is one of the most diverse cities in the world.
London Schools and the Black Child is a free conference on Saturday 9 September focussing on continuing inequalities in educational attainment experienced by children of African and Caribbean heritage.
www.london.gov.uk   (197 words)

 Greater London Authority Act 1999
Authority functions to be exercisable by Mayor, Assembly or both.
Authority and Transport for London not to be railway franchisees.
Metropolitan Police Authority to be police authority instead of Secretary of State.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts1999/19990029.htm   (1393 words)

 Greater London Authority - About the GLA
There is a clear separation of powers within the GLA between the Mayor - who has an executive role, making decisions on behalf of the GLA - and the Assembly, which has a scrutiny role and is responsible for appointing GLA staff.
The GLA has a pool of permanent staff who support the work of the Mayor and the London Assembly.
The GLA has taken over control of a number of existing government programmes in London on police, fire, transport and economic development and regeneration.
www.london.gov.uk /gla/index.jsp   (487 words)

 Parliamentary briefing - Greater London Authority - GLA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Greater London Authority (GLA), consisting of a directly elected Mayor, and a separately elected Assembly of 25 people will have strategic responsibility in eight main areas; transport; planning; economic development and regeneration; environment; police; fire and emergency planning; culture, media and sport; and health.
The GLA will also oversee four "functional bodies" in the capital: The Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, the London Development Agency and Transport for London.
It is important that London's 7 million people "own" these reforms to their governance - the degree to which the GLA is open and accountable is therefore crucial.
www.charter88.org.uk /publications/briefings/9801gla.html   (985 words)

 Hendon Times: Greater London Authority: GLA News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
LONDON and 21 of the world's largest cities have vowed to fight climate change together in an effort led by former US president Bill Clinton.
Residents' opinions on major issues will be gagged now the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority have been granted a raft of extra powers to govern the capital, the leader of Enfield Council has claimed.
In the latest public spat between the two parties, London Mayor Ken Livingstone has defended accusations from Wandsworth politicians that he is a "one man dictatorship".
www.hendontimes.co.uk /mayorlivingstone   (297 words)

 Greater London Authority Bill
This is the text of the Greater London Authority Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 2 December 1998
Transport for London to be the traffic authority for GLA roads.
Fire etc Authority to continue to be the fire authority for Greater London.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199899/cmbills/007/1999007.htm   (943 words)

 Greater London Authority: Election restriction no answer to far-right threat
Legislation establishing the GLA was passed in the House of Commons in May. Elections for the new citywide council and directly elected Mayor will take place next year.
The overall direction of the White Paper is a troubling one, of greater exclusion, restrictions, intelligence gathering, detention and enforcement....
The new threshold for elections to the GLA will not be adequate to stop the far-right from gaining representation, judging by their recent election performances.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/jun1999/lond-j15.shtml   (1410 words)

 House of Commons Standing Committee A (pt 1)
(3) A passenger who contravenes subsection (1) may be required by the driver to leave a London taxi and, where the passenger refuses to comply with that requirement, may be removed by the driver or, on the request of the driver, by a constable.
London First commented that when the Driving Standards Agency was set up, with the test fees going to fund the service and with clear performance standards, the long waiting times for driving tests were eliminated.
We have heard quotations from a speech that the Minister for Transport in London made about a year ago in which that principle was endorsed and I deduce from that that, if the new clauses are not accepted, they will be considered sympathetically.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm199899/cmstand/a/st990302/pm/90302s01.htm   (1681 words)

 LondonElects. The Greater London Authority - information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1999 the UK Parliament passed the Greater London Authority Act, creating the institutions of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, which were elected in May 2000.
The cost of administering the GLA was £49.9m in 2002-03.
London council taxpayers contribute a small amount - about 13p a week on a Band D council tax bill.
www.londonelects.org.uk /assembly/thegla_text.html   (149 words)

 LDYS - Greater London Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The strong emphasis on the GLA's role in reducing crime may end up making young people the problem for the GLA to sort out, rather than a group of people who should be represented.
There is no organisation in London that can speak on behalf of young people in the capital, and as a result young people have not been openly solicited for their views on the proposals.
That youth culture must be a recognised part of the remit of the authority and treated equally to all other art and leisure forms, and that priority be given to provide facilities close to local residents at an affordable rate.
www.ldys.org.uk /web/policy/gla.html   (308 words)

 How the Greater London Authority (GLA) works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Greater London Authority is a new and unique form of strategic regional government for London.
To make this happen, the Mayor has set as his priorities to rebuild London's failing transport system, to ensure that London has the number and quality of police officers it needs to reduce crime and the fear of crime throughout Greater London, and to celebrate London's diversity through all aspects of the city's culture.
There is a clear separation of powers within the Authority between the Mayor who has an executive role, making decisions on behalf of the GLA and the Assembly which scrutinises his work.
www.blacklondon.org.uk /gla/index.htm   (759 words)

 Standards Board | Case Summaries | Greater London Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was alleged that Mr Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, made an offensive comment to a journalist on the evening of 8 February 2005.
The Ethical Standards Officer would have referred this matter to the Greater London Authority’s Standards Committee, but considered that this was not possible because the London Assembly had taken a view on Mr Livingstone’s conduct.
The tribunal decided that Mr Livingstone nevertheless had a duty under the Code of Conduct not to bring his office or authority into disrepute, and that this applied whether he was acting in an official capacity or in other circumstances.
www.standardsboard.co.uk /Casesummaries/Casesummaries/G/GreaterLondonAuthority/Name,3465,en.html   (460 words)

 CHPA Members: Greater London Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Greater London Authority is the newly created metropolitan authority for the Greater London area.
The Mayor is required by the Greater London Authority Act 1999 to prepare strategies for transport, economic development, spatial development, biodiversity, municipal waste management, air quality, ambient noise, and culture.
The former London Research Centre, previously a member of the CHPA, has been absorbed into the new Authority and continues to provide consultancy services in relation to housing, social studies and demographic statistics.
www.chpa.co.uk /profiles/gla.html   (122 words)

 London Fire Brigade | Greater London Authority (GLA) (LFEPA)
The Mayor sets the budget for the Greater London Authority (GLA) and four "functional bodies": Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Development Agency and us, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
The LFEPA is an authority in its own right with all the statutory responsibilities of a fire authority.
The provisions in the GLA Act 1999 set the statutory framework on which the relationships between LFEPA and the Mayor and the Assembly are based.
www.london-fire.gov.uk /lfepa/gla.asp   (228 words)

 Computacenter case study - Greater London Authority
The Greater London Authority recognised the growing need for reliable networks within government organisations, and took the opportunity of a move to its new headquarters to deploy a high-performance network that would enable the authority to embrace various new technologies.
From this location, the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and GLA staff will deliver their mandate to develop London-wide strategies for major public services, such as transport, fire, policing, health, and the environment.
The GLA had already chosen to use technology from Foundry Networks to underpin the new network, and to deploy and integrate this technology it turned to Computacenter.
www.computacenter.com /case-study/gla2.asp   (1512 words)

 GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY ACT 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Orders by the Authority changing what are GLA roads.
Transport for London to be traffic authority for GLA roads etc. 272.
London borough councils and the London traffic control system.
bar.austlii.edu.au /~andrew/test/glaa1999284   (987 words)

 Greater London Authority Act 1999
(3) The financial assistance that may be given to any London authority under this section includes in particular assistance in respect of any expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the authority in discharging any function of a highway authority or traffic authority.
(8) The functions conferred or imposed on the Authority by this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.
(c) the use by the contractor of land or other property owned by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London, or transferred to the contractor by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London, for the purposes of the agreement.
www.opsi.gov.uk /ACTS/acts1999/90029--j.htm   (3396 words)

 LondonElects. The London Elects homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The next elections for Mayor of London and the London Assembly will take place on 1 May 2008.
London Elects has now begun planning for these elections.
Ken Livingstone won a second term as London's Mayor after the results of the 2004 London elections were announced on 11 June 2004.
www.londonelects.org.uk   (140 words)

 Not updated: Greater London Authority
A Referendum to determine whether a Greater London Authority should be set up was held on 7th May 1998.
The Mayor of London, elected every four years by the supplementary vote system, will have a budget of some £3.3 billion but no special new tax-raising powers, and a staff of roughly 250.
Health: The GLA will not have any executive function in relation to health, nor is it responsible for the London Ambulance Service.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/gla.htm   (641 words)

 Greater London Authority - Press Release
Graham Hitchen, Head of Creative Sectors for the London Development Agency said:  “Carnival is one of Europe’s most spectacular tourist attractions and brings both visitors and businesses to London as well as contributing up to £93m each year to the capital’s economy.
It brought together the police, carnival participants, community organisations, local authorities, residents and other stakeholders to thoroughly investigate a range of issues including public safety, management, funding and the route.
The LDA prepares the Mayor's business plan for London and mobilises the support and resources of hundreds of partner organisations to help build a thriving economy for London's people, businesses and communities.  The LDA is dedicated to improving sustainability, health and equality of opportunity for Londoners.
www.london.gov.uk /view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=4569   (804 words)

 Foster and Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
City Hall houses the assembly chamber for the twenty-five elected members of the London Assembly and the offices of the mayor and staff of the Greater London Authority.
Located on the south bank of the Thames, alongside the new More London development, it is one of the capital’s most symbolically important new projects.
At its base, opening on to a piazza is a café overlooking the river; and from the entrance foyer, gentle ramps allow visitors to move up through the building.
www.fosterandpartners.com /internetsite/html/Project.asp?JobNo=1027   (323 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Special report: politics in London
September 01: Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, accuses Trevor Phillips, chair of the CRE of becoming so rightwing he could be soon a member of the BNP.
June 28: Ken Livingstone revealed he was demanding answers from contractors employed by the Greater London authority after discovering that materials being used to protect Nelson's Column include wood illegally logged from the rain forests of Papua New Guinea.
According to the sixth annual London survey, the extension and greater localisation of policing appears to be cutting crime and calming anxieties.
politics.guardian.co.uk /gla/0,9054,440977,00.html   (1080 words)

 Red Pepper | London | Red Ken to New Ken, Darren Johnson, Green Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mayor's London Plan, the draft of which was launched in June, illustrates most clearly why radicals are getting fed up with Livingstone.
Bizarrely, one of the first academic studies of the GLA concluded that the Assembly's all-party critique of the Mayor's economic policies had far more in common with Livingstone's old GLC approach than anything Ken, himself, was now producing.
Just as we have had New Labour this is New Ken. His London Plan puts the interests of big business and corporate financiers ahead of those of ordinary Londoners and the environment.
www.redpepper.org.uk /natarch/x-newken.html   (1422 words)

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