Last month our member of the London Assembly, Onkar Sahota, only managed to ask one written question out of 505 asked that month. This month he has upped his work rate a little and is asking 8 out of 485 questions.
His first is on a subject that is important to all of us but unfortunately one over which the London Mayor has no influence – the current NHS reconfigurations that are dropping out of Labour’s Â£20 billion Burnham Challenge programme.
He is also asking a slightly obscure question about the redevelopment of the Bow Street Court building:
Finally he asks six questions inspired by Ealing Transport for All:
Sahota is paid Â£53,439 a year to perform a specific function on behalf of the 600,000 population of the boroughs of Ealing and Hillingdon. That function is scrutiny. Questions, which have to be answered promptly, are the main mechanism by which assembly members can hold the mayor to account.