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About the Greater London Authority
What is the Greater London Authority (GLA)?
The Mayor is London's spokesman. He leads the preparation of statutory strategies on transport, spatial development, economic development and the environment. He sets budgets for the GLA, Transport for London, the London Development Agency, the Metropolitan Police and London's fire services.
The Assembly scrutinises the Mayor's activities, questioning the Mayor about his decisions. The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners, publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.
responsibilities does the GLA have?
How is the GLA structured?
The Mayor's Office
London Assembly Secretariat
What resources does the GLA have?
The cost of the GLA itself was about £49.9 million in 2002/03. Most of the £49.9 million is met by central government grant. London council taxpayers contribute a small amount - about 13p a week on a Band D Council Tax bill.
When was the last election?
These documents are available from The Stationery Office Publications Centre, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT. General enquiries 0870 600 55 22; Fax orders 020 7873 8200. Also available from the Parliamentary hotline on lo-call 0345 02 34 74 and all main Stationery Office Bookshops. Secondary legislation under the GLA Act 1999 is available at www.hmso.gov.uk/stat.htm
Copies of the Mayor's strategies and other reports are available by contacting the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100 or via the GLA website.
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