Ken faces assembly


The Mayor of London, Ken Livingston has been questioned about the misuse of public money, it has been reported.

Mr Livingston addressed allegations made by the London Evening Standard about the London Development Agency’s (LDA) funding of projects.

He was quizzed by the London Assembly last week after executives from the Greater London Authority and the LDA had answered questions.

The mayor admitted that a previous claim he made about their being a full audit trail was untrue.

The Evening Standard reported Mr Livingston telling the assembly: "Until we got the result of the audit investigation a couple of weeks ago, we didn’t know. We didn’t know any money wasn’t accounted for,"

Six grants are now being investigated by the police, after an investigation by the LDA could not confirm if there had been any misuse of funds.

Mr Livingston has repeatedly been criticised for his dealings with the media and has stood firm in defence of the congestion charge.

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