Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 9 February 2017 10.00 am

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

Contact: Joanna Brown or Teresa Young; Telephone: 020 7983 6559; Email:  joanna.brown@london.gov.uk/teresa.young@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chairman's Announcements

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

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Kemi Badenoch AM, for whom Tony Arbour AM attended as a substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Joanna Brown, joanna.brown@london.gov.uk and Teresa Young, teresa.young@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

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

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 12 January 2017 to be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Police and Crime Committee meeting held on 12 January 2017 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Joanna Brown, Joanna.brown@london.gov.uk and Teresa Young, teresa.young@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and ongoing actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee and additional correspondence, as listed in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and ongoing actions arising from the previous meetings of the Committee, as listed in the report, be noted.

5.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Joanna Brown, Joanna.brown@london.gov.uk and Teresa Young, teresa.young@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the recent action taken by the Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee, Steve O’Connell AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, namely to agree the scope for the Committee’s scrutiny on the role of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service in tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice.

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chairman, Steve O’Connell AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members, namely to agree the scope for the Committee’s scrutiny on the role of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service in tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice, be noted.

6.

Response to the Committee's Letter on Preventing Extremism pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Joanna Brown, Joanna.brown@london.gov.uk and Teresa Young, teresa.young@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the response from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime to the Committee’s letter on preventing extremism.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the response from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime to the Committee’s letter on preventing extremism, be noted.

7.

Tackling Allegations of Electoral Fraud and Malpractice pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, richard.derecki@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4899

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to its discussion with invited guests on tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice, and to note the subsequent discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, as background to putting questions to invited guests on tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in London.

 

7.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests to part one of the session, which focussed on the role of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the Electoral Commission and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)  in tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice:

·  Detective Inspector Gail Granville, Special Enquiry Team, MPS;

·  Commander Stuart Cundy, Special Enquiry Team, MPS;

·  Nick Vamos, Head of Special Crime, CPS;

·  Claire Bassett, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission; and

·  Robin Merrett, Head of Operational Oversight Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

 

7.3  In advance of the meeting, Councillor Peter Golds CBE (an invited guest for the second part of the discussion) had provided the Committee with a letter, which was provided to the other guests and referred to during the discussion.  The letter is attached at Appendix 1.

 

7.4  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 2.

 

7.5  During the course of the first discussion, the Head of Operational Oversight, MOPAC agreed to provide:

·  Confirmation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Becky Short, becky.short@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4760

 

The Committee is recommended to note the work programme, as set out in the report.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That the work programme as set out in the report be noted.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 23 February 2017 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There was no other business the Chairman considered urgent.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 1.35pm.

 

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