A source in the Government Office for London, charged with delivering the GLA its HQ, claimed the fiascos in Cardiff and Edinburgh had been avoided by ignoring attempts to interfere from the politicians in the new body.
There is an obvious relief in the Government Office for London, whose remit in setting up the London assembly included providing a home for it, that the delays and additional costs mounting up in Cardiff Bay and at Holyrood have been avoided.
The Government Office for London
gave approval for this change in structure on March 30, 2000 and with the successful completion of a number of administrative adjustments, the new companies will now be fully operational.
The coming storm - security and environmental change' is the chilling title of a presentation to be given by Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, while Claire Seed, Deputy Head of the London Resilience Team, Government Office for London
, will speak on 'Planning for mass evacuation - the London experience'.
Liz Meek, Regional Director, Government Office for London
and David Lunts, Executive Director of Policy and Partnerships, Greater Authority - launching the LDA's Development and Investment Framework.