Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 17 January 2013 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 from Fiona Twycross AM, for whom Tom Copley AM was substitute Member; and Murad Qureshi AM.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note as disclosable pecuniary interests the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils as set out in the tables at Agenda Item 2;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the any necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (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) and any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils as set out in the tables at Agenda Item 2 be noted as disclosable interests;

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 6 December 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 6 December 2012 be agreed and signed as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Anthony Jackson, anthony.jackson@london.gov.uk 020 7983 4926

 

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 Delegation to Chairs, as listed in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That 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 Delegation to Chairs, as listed in the report, be noted.

 

(b)   That it be noted that the Monitoring Officer, in accordance with Regulations 7(3), 13(1)(a) and (6), has referred a complaint regarding the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and that a report on the subject will be submitted to the Police and Crime Committee in due course.

5.

Examination of the Mayor's Draft Police and Crime Plan pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Claire Hamilton, claire.hamilton@london.gov.uk 020 7983 5845

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background and put questions to external witnesses on the Mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on the Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan:

 

  • Marian FitzGerald, visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent;
  • Mike Hough, Professor of Criminal Policy, Birkbeck, University of London; and
  • Ben Bradford, Career Development Fellow in Criminology, University of Oxford.

 

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

 

5.4  The Chair varied the order of business in order that the remainder of Agenda Item 5 – ‘Examination of the Mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan’ – be considered after all other items of business to be conducted had been dealt with.  The order was varied to allow the first group of guests listed in 5.2 above to leave the meeting and to allow the second group of guests, listed in 9.1 below, to take their seats.

6.

Work Programme for the Police and Crime Committee pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Claire Hamilton, claire.hamilton@london.gov.uk 020 7983 5845

 

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 at paragraph 4.3 of the report be noted.

7.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 31 January 2013 at 10.00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

7.1  Resolved:

 

That it be noted the next meeting of the Police and Crime Committee would take place on 31 January 2013 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.

Examination of the Mayor's Draft Police and Crime Plan (Continued)

Minutes:

9.1  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the second session of Committee questions on the Mayor’s draft Police and Crime Plan:

 

  • Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor, London;
  • Heather Munro, Chief Executive, London Probation Trust;
  • Vicki Helyar-Cardwell, Director, Criminal Justice Alliance; and
  • Catherine Hennessy, Director of Development & Partnerships, Revolving Doors.

 

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

 

9.3    During the discussion, Ms Catherine Hennessy committed to provide the Committee with:

 

  • statistics setting out details on people who were going through the criminal justice system and regularly coming into contact with the Metropolitan Police and the likelihood of those people having issues with drugs and alcohol; and

 

  • details of the levels of mental health problems, amongst those who come into contact regularly with the criminal justice system.

 

9.4    Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion be noted; and

 

(b)  That the commitment given to provide the Committee with information, as recorded in 9.3 above, be noted.

 

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 12.36pm.

 

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