Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 8 September 2016 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:  [email protected]/[email protected]; 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 Len Duvall AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 85 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  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 92 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Police and Crime Committee held on 14 July 2016 and 19 July 2016 to be signed by the Chairman as correct records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Police and Crime Committee meetings held on 14 July 2016 and 19 July 2016 be signed by the Chairman as correct records.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 161 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 ongoing and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee, 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 ongoing and completed 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, [email protected] and Teresa Young, [email protected]; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note:

 

(a)  The recent action taken by the Chairman, Steve O’Connell AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, namely:

 

(i)  To write to Westminster City Council expressing the Committee’s concern at the City Council’s decision to stop monitoring its CCTV cameras from September 2016, as set out in the letter attached at Appendix 1 to the report and to also note the letter to the Commissioner of policing of the Metropolis, attached at Appendix 3 to the report;

 

(ii)   To agree the scope for the Committee’s discussion on Violence Against Women and Girls; and

 

(ii)  To agree the arrangements for the Committee’s visit to the Metropolitan Police Services’ Specialist Training Centre at Gravesend to observe public order training on 16 September 2016.

 

(b)  The responses from Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police Service to the Chairman’s letters regarding CCTV, attached at Appendices 2 and 4 respectively to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  The Chairman stated that although the site visit to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Specialist Training Centre at Gravesend to observe public order training was planned for 16 September 2016, officers were exploring whether it would be possible to arrange the visit for a later date.

 

5.3  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the recent actions taken by the Chairman, Steve O’Connell AM, under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM be noted, namely:

(i)  To write to Westminster City Council expressing the Committee’s concern at the City Council’s decision to stop monitoring its CCTV cameras from September 2016, as set out in the letter attached at Appendix 1 to the report and to also note the letter to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, attached at Appendix 3 to the report;

(ii)  To agree the scope for the Committee’s discussion on Violence Against Women and Girls at the meeting on 8 September 2016; and

(iii)  To agree the arrangements for the Committee’s visit to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Specialist Training Centre at Gravesend to observe public order training on 16 September  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Response to the Committee's Report, Crime on Public Transport pdf icon PDF 65 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 response from the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) to its report, Crime on Public Transport.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the responses from the Mayor and Transport for London to the Committee’s report, Crime on Public Transport, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

7.

Violence Against Women and Girls pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Janette Roker, [email protected], 020 7983 6562

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on violence against women and girls, and to note the 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 violence against women and girls.

 

7.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

·  Sarah Green, Co-Director, End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW);

·  Marai Larasi MBE, Executive Director, Imkaan; and

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

 

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

 

7.4  During the course of the discussion Marai Larasi MBE, Executive Director, Imkaan undertook to provide: figures to illustrate disproportionate cuts within the Metropolitan Police Service to black and minority ethnic services focussed on ending violence against women and girls; and evaluation data on best practice within schools in London in tackling violence against girls.

 

7.5  Sarah Green, EVAW, offered to provide figures on the number of domestic violence victims turned away in London every day seeking bed spaces.

 

7.6  At the end of the discussion, the Chairman thanked the guests for their attendance and very helpful contributions.

 

7.7  Resolved:

 

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

 

(b)  That the Chairman write to guests requesting the follow-up information as outlined in paragraphs 7.4 and 7.5  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree its updated work programme, as set out at paragraphs 4.2 to 4.4 of the report.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  The Chairman proposed that, following an informal discussion with Members, the Committee include in its work programme a discussion on the impact of the Notting Hill Carnival on policing in London, possibly at an additional meeting, and he sought delegated authority, in consultation with party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, to agree the timing and scope for the session.

 

8.3  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the updated work programme as set out in paragraphs 4.2 to 4.4 of the report be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, to agree the timing, including arranging an additional meeting if appropriate, and the scope for a session on the impact of the Notting Hill Carnival on policing in London.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Thursday 22 September 2016 at 10.00 am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, 22 September 2016 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 12.42pm.