Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Thursday 23 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 Keith Prince AM attended as a substitute; and Len Duvall AM.

 

1.2  The Chair welcomed pupils and staff from Oakfield Preparatory School, West Dulwich, who observed the meeting from the public gallery.

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 30 April 2019 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 30 April 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 239 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:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

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

5.

Response to the Committee's Letter on Setting Local Policing Priorities and Tackling Neighbourhood Crime pdf icon PDF 78 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 on setting local policing priorities and neighbourhood policing, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the response from the Mayor to the Committee’s letter on setting local policing priorities and tackling neighbourhood crime, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

6.

Hate Crime pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, in consultation with the party Group Lead Members, to agree the scope for the Committee’s investigation of hate crime.

 

(b)  Note the report as background to the discussion on hate crime in London and to note the subsequent discussion.

 

(c)  Delegate authority to the Chair of the Committee, in consultation with party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, to agree any output from the discussion.

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 hate crime in London.

 

6.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests:

·  Dave Rich, Head of Policy, Community Security Trust;

·  Jemma Levene, Deputy Director, Hope Not Hate;

·  Louise Holden, London Deaf & Disabled People Organisation’s Hate Crime Partnership;

·  Henrietta Doyle, Policy and Campaigns Officer, Inclusion London;

·  Nick Antjoule, Head of Hate Crime Services, Galop;

·  Superintendent Waheed Khan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS); and

·  Iman Atta OBE, Director, Tell MAMA.

 

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

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion, the following undertakings were given:

·  The Policy and Campaigns Officer, Inclusion London, agreed to provide comments on whether housing providers had a role to help disabled people who were being exploited by gangs;

·  The Head of Hate Crime Services, Galop, agreed to share Galop’s proposal to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, which included different options to scale up CATCH;

·  The Superintendent, MPS, agreed to:

  Provide Comparative figures for satisfaction rates for victims of hate for the way in which the MPS had dealt with the hate crime perpetrated against them  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

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

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

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

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  The Chair, on behalf of the Committee, thanked Rebecca Owen-Evans, former Assistant Scrutiny Manager, who had now left the Greater London Authority, for her work in supporting the Committee.

 

9.2  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 12.42pm.