Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 3 November 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: Kemi Badenoch AM, for whom Tony Arbour AM attended as a substitute; Andrew Dismore AM, and Florence Eshalomi AM for whom Tom Copley AM attended as a substitute.

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 90 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 6 October 2016 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 6 October 2016 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 168 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 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 and additional correspondence, as listed in the report, be noted.

5.

Policing and Security at Notting Hill Carnival pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Becky Short, [email protected]

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on policing and security at Notting Hill Carnival, and note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, as background to putting questions to invited guests on policing and security at Notting Hill Carnival.

 

5.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests:

·  Martin Jackson, Managing Director, McKenzie Arnold Security;

·  Dave Morgan, Operational Advisor for Notting Hill Carnival;

·  Pepe Francis MBE, Interim Chairperson, London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd; and

·  Commander Dave Musker, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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

 

5.4  During the course of the discussion David Morgan, Operational Advisor for Notting Hill Carnival, agreed to provide comparative figures for the level of crime at Notting Hill Carnival in 2000 and in 2016.

 

5.5  During the course of the discussion, Commander Dave Musker, MPS, agreed to provide the Committee with a copy of a video from the 2016 Notting Hill Carnival of an officer saving someone’s life.

 

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

 

5.7  Resolved:

 

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

 

(b)  That the Chairman writes to guests requesting the follow-up information as outlined in paragraphs 6.4 and 6.5 above.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree its updated work programme, as set out at paragraphs 4.2 to 4.7 of the report.

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the updated work programme, as set out at paragraphs 4.2 to 4.7 of the report, be noted.

7.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Monday, 7 November 2016 at 9.30am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

7.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Monday, 7 November 2016 at 9.30am in the Chamber, City Hall.

8.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

8.1  The Chairman stated that, in accordance with Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, he had agreed that the Committee should have an urgent discussion on London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident following the publication of Lord Toby Harris’s independent review on 28 October 2016, the special circumstances being that it was necessary for the Committee to have a timely discussion on the review.

 

8.2  At 12.01pm, the Chairman further stated that as Lord Toby Harris would not be available until later in the afternoon, he would adjourn the meeting until 3.45pm.

 

8.3  At 3.45pm the meeting was reconvened.

9.

Counter-Terrorism in London pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Becky Short, Scrutiny Manager, [email protected]

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on the independent review of London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident, and to note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The following Members were in attendance for the discussion on counter-terrorism in London:

 

Steve O’Connell AM (Chairman);

Unmesh Desai AM (Deputy Chair);

Tony Arbour AM (attending as a substitute for Kemi Badenoch AM);

Sian Berry AM;

Tom Copley AM (attending as a substitute for Florence Eshalomi AM);

Andrew Dismore AM;

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM; and

Keith Prince AM.

 

9.2  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, as background to putting questions to Lord Toby Harris on his independent review of London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident.

 

9.3  The Chairman welcomed Lord Toby Harris to the meeting.

 

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

 

9.5  During the course of the discussion Lord Toby Harris agreed to a private briefing with Committee Members.

 

9.6  At the end of the discussion, the Chairman thanked Lord Toby Harris for his attendance and helpful contribution.

 

9.7  Resolved:

 

That the report and discussion be noted.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 5.05pm.