Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 15 November 2012 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: John Johnson or Anthony Jackson; Telephone: 020 7983 4926/4894; E-mail:  john.johnson@london.gov.uk/anthony.jackson@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Jennette Arnold OBE AM, for whom John Biggs AM attended as substitute; Victoria Borwick AM, for whom Andrew Boff AM attended as substitute; Len Duvall AM; Jenny Jones AM, for whom Darren Johnson AM attended as substitute; and Fiona Twycross AM.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)  Note any further declarations of relevant interests (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2), with the relevant Member(s) taking any necessary action regarding withdrawal from the meeting for related items of business following any such declaration(s).

 

Minutes:

2.1    Resolved:

 

(a)  That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2 on the agenda, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)  That Darren Johnson AM’s membership of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) and the London Borough of Lewisham be additionally noted as disclosable pecuniary interests; and

 

(c)  That Andrew Boff AM’s declaration of the receipt of hospitality from the East London Mosque, which had yet to be entered into the gifts and hospitality register, be additionally noted.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 11 October 2012 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved: 

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 11 October 2012 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Violence against Women and Girls pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Secretariat

Contact: Claire Hamilton, claire.hamilton@london.gov.uk, 20 7983 5845

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background and put questions to representatives of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and various support organisations to consider how agencies across London are tackling violence against women and girls.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions about violence against women and girls:

 

·  Detective Chief Superintendant Mick Duthie, Sapphire Command, Metropolitan Police Service;

·  Yvonne Traynor, Chief Executive, Rape Crisis South London;

·  Tracy Blackwell, Head of Development, Refuge

·  Sarah Green, Campaigns Manager, End Violence Against Women Coalition

·  Sumanta Roy, Policy and Research Manager, Imkaan; and

·  Nicki Norman, Deputy Chief Executive, Women’s Aid

 

4.3  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

 

4.4  During the discussion, Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie committed to provide:

 

·  further details in relation to the Rape Reference group; and

·  further details regarding piloting a programme in North London where victims would be immediately taken to the Haven rather than have to give an account to somebody in the front office of a police station.

 

4.5  The meeting was adjourned at 10.50am for 2 minutes to allow the other guests to take their seats

 

4.6  During discussion, Campaigns Manager, End Violence Against Women Coalition – Sarah Greene, committed to provide the Committee with further details, in relation to the research undertaken by the NSPCC, particularly statistical information.

 

4.7  Resolved:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Anthony Jackson, anthony.jackson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4894

 

The Committee is recommended to note the ongoing, outstanding and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee and correspondence entered into by the Chair on behalf of the Committee in accordance with the Standing Delegations to Chairs, as listed in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the ongoing, outstanding and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee and the correspondence entered into by the Chair on behalf of the Committee in accordance with the Standing Delegation to Chairs, as listed in the report, be noted.

6.

Work Programme for the Police and Crime Committee pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Susannah Drury, Susannah.drury@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4484

 

The Committee is recommended to agree the proposed arrangements for meetings of the Committee as set out at paragraph 4.3 of the report.

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the proposed arrangements for meetings of the Committee as set out in paragraph 4.3 of the report be noted.

7.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 29 November 2012 at 10.00am in the Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

7.1  Resolved:

 

That the next meeting of the Police and Crime Committee would take place on 29 November2012 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

8.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

8.1  There was no urgent business.

9.

End of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting ended at 12.58pm.

 

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