Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Tuesday 14 May 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Teresa Young, Senior Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 6559; Email:  [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  Apologies for absence were received from: Steve O’Connell AM (Deputy Chair), for whom Andrew Boff AM attended as a substitute; Tony Arbour AM, for whom Gareth Bacon AM attended as a substitute; and Peter Whittle AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: 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.

Membership of Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019:

 

Unmesh Desai AM (Chair)

Steve O’Connell AM (Deputy Chairman)

Tony Arbour AM

Sian Berry AM

Andrew Dismore AM

Len Duvall AM

Florence Eshalomi AM

Susan Hall AM

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM

Peter Whittle AM

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

  That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019, be noted:

 

Unmesh Desai AM (Chair)

Steve O’Connell AM (Deputy Chairman)

Tony Arbour AM

Sian Berry AM

Andrew Dismore AM

Len Duvall AM

Florence Eshalomi AM

Susan Hall AM

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM

Peter Whittle AM

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference, which were agreed by the London Assembly at its Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019.

 

1.  To review and make a report or recommendation on the draft police and crime plan, or draft variation, given to the Assembly by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

 

2.  To review, put questions to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime at a public

meeting, and make a report or recommendation (as necessary) on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s Annual Report.

 

3.  To keep under review the exercise of the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

 

4.  To investigate, and prepare reports, as necessary, about:

·  any actions and decisions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  any actions and decisions of the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime;

·  any actions and decisions of a member of staff of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  matters relating to the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  matters in relation to which the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime are exercisable; or

any other matters which the Assembly considers to be  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

  That the following terms of reference for the Committee, which were agreed by the Annual meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, be noted:

 

1.  To review and make a report or recommendation on the draft police and crime plan, or draft variation, given to the Assembly by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

 

2.  To review, put questions to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime at a public meeting, and make a report or recommendation (as necessary) on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s Annual Report.

 

3.  To keep under review the exercise of the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

 

4.  To investigate, and prepare reports, as necessary, about:

·  any actions and decisions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  any actions and decisions of the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime;

·  any actions and decisions of a member of staff of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  matters relating to the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

·  matters in relation to which the functions of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime are exercisable; or

 

  any other matters which the Assembly considers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is recommended to note the following standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee:

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or sub-committee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

  That the standing delegation of authority to the Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee, as set out below, be noted.

 

At its Annual Meeting on 1 May 2013, the Assembly agreed to delegate a general authority to Chairs of all ordinary committees and sub-committees to respond on the relevant committee or sub-committee’s behalf, following consultation with the lead Members of the party Groups on the committee or sub-committee, where it is consulted on issues by organisations and there is insufficient time to consider the consultation at a committee meeting.

6.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: 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, as listed in the report.

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

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

7.

Response to Committee's Letter on Improving the Metropolitan Police Service's Response to Mental Health pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Teresa Young, [email protected]; 020 7983 6559

 

The Committee is recommended to note the response from the Mayor to its letter, Improving the Met’s Response to Mental Health.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the response from the Mayor to the Committee’s letter, Improving the Met’s Response to Mental Health, be noted.

8.

Question and Answer Session with the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Rebecca Owen-Evans, [email protected]; 020 7983 5770

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

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

 

(b)  Note the report and answers given by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service to the questions asked by Members.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to the questions and answer session with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service).

 

8.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

·  Bob Posner, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission (in attendance for first part of the discussion the progress of the MPS’s investigation into VoteLeave/ Leave.EU/BeLeave);

·  Louise Edwards, Director of Regulation, Electoral Commission (in attendance for first (in attendance for first question of the discussion on the progress of the MPS’s investigation into VoteLeave/ Leave.EU/BeLeave);

·  Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime;

·  Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; and

·  Helen Ball QPM, Assistant Commissioner, MPS.

 

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

 

8.4  Before the start of the question and answer session, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime made apologised to the Committee for a statement she had made at the Committee on 6 March 2019 concerning the GLA Conservatives Group’s proposed budget amendments.

 

8.5  During the discussion on the MPS’s investigation into potential electoral offences during the 2016 Referendum, Len Duvall AM referred to correspondence he  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme 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 the remainder of its meeting dates for the 2019/20 Assembly year; and

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny reviews of hate crime, and sexual offences and rape.

Minutes:

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

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the remainder of the Committee’s meeting dates for the 2019/20 Assembly year be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with the Deputy Chairman, to agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny reviews of hate crime and sexual offences and rape.

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

10.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

11.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There was no other business the Chairman considered urgent.

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 12.53am.