Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 13 November 2014 10.00 am

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

Contact: Joanna Brown or Teresa Young; Telephone: 020 7983 6559; E-mail:  [email protected]/[email protected]; 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  An apology for absence was received from Tony Arbour AM, for whom James Cleverly AM substituted.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected]; 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  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

2.2    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.

2.3  It was noted that during the discussion on Agenda Item 7 (Question and Answer Session with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service), Jenny Jones AM declared a non-pecuniary interest as her daughter was a journalist.  As the interest was not a pecuniary interest she remained in the meeting for this item.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 9 October 2014 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

That the minutes of the Police and Crime Committee meeting held on 9 October 2014 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected] 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the outstanding and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee and correspondence entered into by the Chair, in accordance with the Standing Delegation to the Chair and responses received, 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 outstanding and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee, and the additional correspondence as listed in the report, be noted.

5.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Joanna Brown, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected] 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, namely to agree the terms of reference and scoping for the Committee’s investigation into Youth Re-offending and Resettlement (attached as Appendix 1 to the report), following consultation with Group lead Members.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

5.2  Resolved:

That the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, namely to agree the terms of reference and scoping for the Committee’s investigation into Youth Re-offending and Resettlement, be noted.

6.

Question and Answer Session - Healthcare Arrangements for Detainees in Custody pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Matt Bailey, [email protected], telephone 020 7983 4014

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to discussing the progress on healthcare arrangements for detainees in custody against the recommendations in its report, Falling short: the Met’s healthcare of detainees in custody with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, the Metropolitan Police Service and HM Inspectorate of Prisons and notes the answers given to Members’ questions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, as background to putting questions to invited guests on healthcare arrangements for detainees in custody.

6.2  The Chair explained that this would be the first of two question and answer sessions during the meeting.

6.3  The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

·  Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime;

·  Helen King, Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing, Meteropolitan Police Service (MPS);

·  Superintendent Annette Wightman, MPS;

·  Dr Meng Aw-Yong, Medical Director, Forensic Healthcare Services; and

·  Paul Tarbuck, Acting Head of Health Inspections, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.

6.4  A transcript of the question and answer session on healthcare arrangements for detainees in custody is attached at Appendix 1.

6.5  During the course of the discussion the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime undertook to provide the Committee with the quarterly report to the Independent Custody Visitor Panel regarding visits and the issues that they raised.

 

6.6  The Chair wished the MPS well with the launch of Met Detention and stated that she hoped it was successful and that the Committee and would wish to be kept informed about its progress.  The Chair added that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

The discussion on Agenda Item 6 was continued after Agenda Items 7 to 9 and is set out in Minute 10 below.

7.

Question and Answer Session with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Becky Short, [email protected]; 020 7983 4760

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note, as background to the question and answer session with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the monthly report from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (attached as Appendix 1 to the Committee’s report); and

 

(b)  Note the answers given by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the MPS to the questions asked by Members.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Chair welcomed Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, MPS, to the meeting who joined the panel with Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, and Helen King, Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing, MPS.

7.2  During the discussion Jenny Jones AM, Deputy Chair, declared a non pecuniary interest as her daughter was a journalist.  As the interest was not a pecuniary interest she remained in the meeting for this item.

7.3  A transcript of the discussion of the question and answer session is attached at Appendix 2.

7.4  During the discussion about the sale of New Scotland Yard, a Member noted that the MPS was meeting its targets on capital receipts but expressed his concern regarding the MPS capital expenditure in terms of its impact on invest-to-save and in terms of the productivity of the MPS’s staff and its ability to achieve longer-term revenue targets.  The Member stated that the position would need to be monitored closely.

7.5  During the course of the discussion the invited guests undertook to provide the following information:

·  The Deputy Commissioner undertook to provide information on boroughs that were receiving data from Accident and Emergency hospital departments on persons presenting as the result  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Becky Short, [email protected]; 020 7983 4760

 

The Committee is recommended to approve its updated work programme, as set out at paragraph 4.1 of 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 paragraph 4.1 of the report be approved.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 4 December 2014 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for 4 December 2014 at 10.00am in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Question and Answer Session - Healthcare Arrangements for Detainees in Custody

Minutes:

10.1  Resolved:

That the answers given by invited guests for the question and answer session on the progress on healthcare arrangements for detainees in custody be noted against the recommendations in the Committee’s report, Falling short: the Met’s healthcare of detainees in custody, and that the report to the Committee be noted.

11.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 12.55p.m.