Assembly questions Met Commissioner and MPA Chair

6 December 2011

London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and Metropolitan Police Authority Chair Kit Malthouse AM about policing priorities in London.

Following the question and answer session the Assembly will consider the establishment of a Police and Crime Committee[1] as required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act[2].

The Police and Crime Committee will review the functions of the new Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime[3] and any other matters of importance to policing and crime reduction in London.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 7 December from 10:00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.  The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

  1. Full agenda papers including proposal for the establishment of a Police and Crime Committee.
  2. See sections 32 & 33 Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
  3. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime is expected to be established on 16 January 2012.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.