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Publicly funded promotion agency needs to be more accountable

Caroline Pidgeon has called for more transparency from "London & Partners", the publicly funding tourism and promotions agency.

The London Assembly agreed a motion on 22nd February calling on the Mayor to use his position as the largest contributor to L&P's budget to ensure there is greater accountability.

Caroline said:

“London & Partners has a vital job to do in continuing to promote London in a highly competitive world.

“We should not be complacent over the number of tourists that choose to visit London.

“We also can’t afford to be complacent with the number of international students that decide to study in London, or the number of international businesses that decide to invest in London.

“However, London & Partners’ important role is no excuse for secrecy as to how they operate. Public funding should lead to full public accountability.”

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