Mayor of London questioned on draft budget
On 29 January 2014, Mayor of London Boris Johnson answered questions from members of the London Assembly on his draft consolidated budget for 2014-15.
Each year, the London Assembly carries out detailed scrutiny of the Mayor's spending plans.
The Assembly has the right to amend or reject the final budget by a two thirds majority.
The Mayor has an annual budget of almost £17bn and sets out funding for the Greater London Authority, including bodies such as Transport for London, the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, and London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
The Mayor will consider responses to the draft budget before presenting final spending plans on 12 February.