Agenda and draft minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Tuesday 15 October 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 Len Duvall AM for whom Jennette Arnold OBE AM attended as a substitute.

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 132 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meetings of the Police and Crime Committee held on 4 September 2019 and 19 September 2019 to be signed by the Chair as correct records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the Police and Crime Committee meeting held on 4 September 2019 and 19 September 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 255 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:

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

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding, completed and closed 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 110 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to 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 agree the Committee’s report on Hate Crime, and to note the report as attached at Appendix 1.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

5.2  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, namely to agree the Committee’s report on Hate Crime be noted.

 

(b)  That the report on Hate Crime attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

6.

Question and Answer Session with the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Phillipa Goffe, [email protected]; 020 7084 2929

 

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:

6.1  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 Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

6.2  The Chair welcomed the following guests to the meeting:

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

·  Sir Stephen House QPM, Deputy Commissioner, MPS.

 

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

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion the Deputy Commissioner, MPS undertook to:

·  Confirm the number of current vacancies in the MPS and provide detail of funding for recruitment (noting that last year’s budget was underspent);

·  Examine whether the assessors employed by SSCL, the agency that was undertaking recruitment of police officers, had experienced problems with being paid and obtaining identification cards;

·  Confirm the numbers and coverage of police officers who had been issued with a spit hood;

·  Confirm the number of police officers who had been treated in the last year for an injury from being bitten or spat at; and

·  Confirm the maximum number of schools in which a Safer Schools Officer would work.

 

6.5  During the course of the discussion the Deputy Mayor for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to note the progress on its 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 progress on the Committee’s work programme be noted.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no other business the Chair considered urgent.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 12.41pm.