Sadiq Khan faced the London Assembly members as they grilled him on key issues on London.

With a pressing update on Heathrow Airport requested, as well as questions to be raised around education, work permits, private renting and arts funding, members will put their questions to the Mayor.

Previously, the three hour meeting pushed the Mayor on policing, including the decision to trial spit hoods, and the crucial questions surrounding terrorism and how London will be protected from attacks.

We'll be bringing you the highlights from the Mayor's Question Time which relate to your west London boroughs and the latest news from City Hall - follow getwestlondon and join in the debate with #MQTs on Twitter.

That's all from us today at City Hall

We’re done here at City Hall for the afternoon as MQTs wrap up with some final questions.

With Heathrow Airport expansion a hot topic for west Londoners in particular, we were interested to hear that the Mayor didn’t talk about funding for legal challenges until “after a decision has been made”.

Don’t forget to check getwestlondon for the latest stories from this Mayor’s Question Time.

Question to the Mayor: Are black people routinely discriminated by the MET in stop and search operations in London?

Brent and Harrow’s Navin Shah asks whether Met officers are “routinely discriminating” against certain ethnic minorities in London.

Mr Khan says, “Stop and search is a useful tool” and that an important part of this is for new recruits in the police to reflect London’s diverse society.

However, he adds, there is a perception issue with stop and search, but when done intelligently, is very effective.

West London's Onkar Sahota stresses how EU migrants being turned away could affect London's health systems

AM Sahota asks: “Is the Mayor alarmed that as a consequence of Brexit, as many as 20,000 EEA migrants working in London’s care sector may lose their right to work in the UK, severely impacting the ability of care providers and local authorities to meet their statutory and moral obligations to meet the ever increasing need for adult social care?”

Mr Khan responds to say he shares concerns with Sahota on the effects of Brexit related to the health and social care industry and will continue to ask Theresa May to let EU workers who are already here, to be allowed to remain.

Question asked to Mayor: What are you doing to address safety concerns around the use of apps by taxi and private hire drivers?

Caroline Pidgeon put forward the question about motorists using devices whilst driving and asks if Transport for London can do more about Uber drivers answering texts whilst driving - but Mr Khan highlights it’s legal to use sat navs and phone in phone cradle - but replying to apps should be done by pulling over.

The Mayor says it is more a question for law, than for him to be able to alter. The team related to enforcement like this in London have doubled, he adds.

Sian Berry asks Mayor how his housing policies will tackle private renters' concerns

Mr Khan says: “Rents have increased 3 times their average earnings.

“We need to built thousands of new affordable homes, and be honest and say doing this won’t happen overnight.

“New planning laws in Autumn will be published for developers to help private renters buy their first home.”

The Mayor said more transparency is needed as a growing number of Londoners fear they cannot get onto the property ladder
The Mayor said more transparency is needed as a growing number of Londoners fear they cannot get onto the property ladder

A “name and shame rogue landlords” scheme are also in the pipeworks, he adds.

Green party’s Sian Berry says there needs to be a way to look at bad landlords after she hears horror stories - and Mr Khan says an online portal is the ambition, shaming letting agents whose service has been poor.

And what of continued rising rent for tenants?

The Mayor admits he does not have those powers, but in building homes and stabilising London’s economy, they can try and keep rent prices the same.

This month Mr Khan announced he is set to launch the country’s biggest inquiry into foreign property ownership as a growing number of Londoners fear being priced out of the Capital, but had previously admitted he cannot set a target on how many homes can be built in London.

The Mayor discusses his housing aims in the last MQTs

Mayor asked about a London only visa post-Brexit

Assembly Member (AM) Gareth Bacon asks: “How will your proposals for a separate work permit system for London work in practice?”

“We’ve been able to be the best city because of our openness to talent from around the world”, Mr Khan answers when asked about a work permit just for London for people from around the world.

The Conservative party’s Bacon agreed Europeans have contributed to the economy, but said the logistics have not been thoroughly considered.

Mr Khan said the London Chamber of Commerce are drawing up proposals, which will be completed by November - and no firm ideas have been set in stone yet.

“Keeping those people who are talented” are crucial for multi-national businesses, he adds.

Mayor asked: What is the percentage of state-educated children in London who leave school with five good GCSEs compared to state-educated children in Kent?

The Mayor said “selection leads to segregation” and openly opposes Theresa May’s grammar schools proposals as Jennette Arnold asks her question.

“The government needs to protect the current funding for schools in the capital.”

Mr Khan continues that there are “serious dangers to social mobility” and says only 4% of secondary schools in London are grammar schools, but in those boroughs, the children who attend the non-grammar schools do worse.

“If you care about all children”, then grammar schools should not be built, he emphasises.

Last year getwestlondon examined schools to put together a real schools guide, including how well west London’s school are doing.

Mayor asked: Will you allocate funds to fun legal challenge on Heathrow Airport Expansion if it goes ahead?

Chairman Tony Arbour, before the questions begin, is pressing Sadiq Khan on the third runway question to be answered next week.

Mr Khan has firmly answered he will “review his position after the decision has been made” - which has caused frustration with the Chairman.

The Mayor says: “When the councils come to speak to me, I’ll make that decision,” refusing to answer the question.

Boris Johnson had previously dedicated money towards fighting against Heathrow proposals.

The final call will be made by Prime Minister Theresa May by the end of October - what will it be?
The final call will be made by Prime Minister Theresa May by the end of October - what will it be?

Only this week, anger mounted as Theresa May announced a cabinet meeting will be held before any Heathrow announcement is made, pushing back the decision which was originally due for Tuesday, now pushed back to October 25.

Good Morning London, we're live at City Hall

Good Morning Londoners,

It’s another busy day at City Hall as we’re live from the Chamber where the Mayor’s Question Time begins.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, every few weeks, Sadiq Khan is grilled on London’s most pressing issues by the Assembly members, everything from education, to terrorism, policing and housing.

Today, the questions put forward are on education, private renting, arts funding and of course, Brexit.

Join in on the debate at #MQTs and tell us your thoughts on the discussion being held today.