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Capital Idea? The GLA in Practice

  • Tony Travers
Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series (GBC)

Abstract

No one could have known how the GLA Act would work in practice. British government institutions, at the national, regional and local level, develop organically within their original legislative framework. The new London arrangements were no exception. By the end of the first year of the GLA’s existence, both the mayor and assembly had (separately) considered their methods of operation. Day-to-day running of the Authority had made clear a number of strengths and weaknesses in the original legislation. In this chapter, we analyse the key institutions of the GLA: the Mayor’s Office, the assembly, the GLA staff and the functional bodies, and the relations between them.

Keywords

Congestion Charge Metropolitan Police Appointment Committee Economic Development Strategy Chief Officer 
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© Tony Travers 2004

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