Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Wednesday 3 July 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 Andrew Dismore AM and Len Duvall AM.

 

1.2  During the question and answer session with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (Agenda Item 7), the Chair welcomed visitors from Richmond Magistrates Court who observed the meeting from the public gallery.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 85 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.

Standing Delegation

The Committee is recommended to note the standing delegation set out below, which was agreed by the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting on 6 June 2019, to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with relevant party Lead Group Members and Deputy Chairs:

a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the standing delegation set out below, which was agreed by the London Assembly (Plenary) meeting on 6 June 2019, to Chairs of ordinary committees, sub-committees and working groups to agree, in consultation with relevant party Lead Group Members and Deputy Chairs, be noted:

a)  The detailed terms of reference for any investigation to be undertaken by the relevant committee, sub-committee or working group within its work programme as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee, and any related project plans and arrangements for related site visits or informal meetings; and

b)  The topic and scope for any additional projects to be added to its work programme, where it is not practicable to secure prior approval from the GLA Oversight Committee and subject also to subsequent ratification by the GLA Oversight Committee.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Police and Crime Committee held on 23 May 2019 and 4 June 2019 to be signed by the Chair as correct records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Police and Crime Committee meetings held on 23 May 2019 and 4 June 2019 be signed by the Chair as correct records.

5.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed, ongoing and closed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee, as listed in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

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

6.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, namely to:

(i)  Agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny investigation of sexual offences and rape; and

(ii)  Agree the arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the Central South Basic Command Unit.

 

(b)  Note the summary of the site visit to Brixton Police Station on 19 June 2019, as set out in paragraphs 4.2 to 4.4 of the report.

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, as set out below, be noted:

 

(i)  To agree the scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s scrutiny investigation of sexual offences and rape; and

 

(ii)  To agree the arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the Central South Basic Command Unit.

 

(b)  That the summary of the Committee’s site visit to Brixton Police Station on 19 June 2019, as set out in paragraphs 4.2 to 4.4 of the report, be noted.

7.

Question and Answer Session with the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note 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

 

(a)  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:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to the questions and answer session with MOPAC and the MPS.

 

7.2  The Chairman welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

·  Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime; and

·  Mark Simmons, Assistant Commissioner, MPS.

 

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

 

7.4  During the course of the discussion, the Assistant Commissioner undertook to provide:

·  Confirmation about the number of posts that were vacant, and the number of posts where postholders were on maternity leave or long-term sick leave and which were not being covered in respect of the additional 300 posts which had been created to deal with rape and sexual violence in Basic Command Units (BCUs), broken down by BCU;

·  Confirmation of how many of the current digital forensic kiosks were operational;

·  Confirmation about the timescales for the next generation of digital forensic kiosks to be fully operational in the BCUs;

·  Confirmation as to whether the next generation of kiosks to download evidence from electronic devices would be compatible with the MPS other systems (as highlighted in the report of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the progress on its work programme as set out in the report; and

 

(b)  Note the topics for its thematic meetings in July, September and first thematic meeting in October 2019, which are subject to approval of the GLA Oversight Committee at its meeting on 1 July 2019.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the progress on work programme, as set out in the report, be noted.

 

(b)  That the topics for the Committee’s thematic meetings in July, September and first thematic meeting in October 2019, which were approved by the GLA Oversight Committee at its meeting on 1 July 2019, be noted.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 11.50am.