Agenda and minutes
Police and Crime Committee
Tuesday 30 April 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, 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 Chairman's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chairman.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received from: Tony Arbour AM for whom Andrew Boff AM attended as a substitute; and Len Duvall AM for whom Navin Shah AM attended as a substitute.

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.

 

2.2  During the discussion on Agenda Item 7 (The London Violence Reduction Unit), Florence Eshalomi AM for the purposes of transparency, declared a non-pecuniary interest because she knew Lib Peck, Director of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), as they had both formerly been councillors at the London Borough of Lambeth.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Police and Crime Committee held on 6 March 2019 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 March 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 249 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.

Additional documents:

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.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 99 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 Chairman under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, namely to agree:

 

(i)  A letter to the Mayor on tackling neighbourhood crime;

 

(ii)  The arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Mounted Branch at Lewisham Police Station on 20 March 2019; and

 

(iii)  The scope for the discussion with the Director of the Violence Reduction Unit at this meeting of the Committee.

 

(b)  Note the letter to the Mayor on tackling neighbourhood crime, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and the summary of the site visit as set out in paragraph 4.4 of the report.

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 Chairman under delegated authority, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM be noted, namely to agree:

 

(i)  A letter to the Mayor on tackling neighbourhood crime;

 

(ii)  The arrangements for the Committee’s site visit to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Mounted Branch at Lewisham Police Station on 20 March 2019; and

 

(iii)  The scope for the discussion with the Director of the Violence Reduction Unit at this meeting of the Committee.

 

(b)  That the letter to the Mayor on tackling neighbourhood crime, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, and the summary of the site visit as set out in paragraph 4.4 of this report be noted.

6.

Response to the Committee's Letter on a New Model for Preventing Violence in London pdf icon PDF 80 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 a new model for preventing violence in London, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the response from the Mayor to the Committee’s letter on a new model for preventing violence in London, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be noted.

7.

The London Violence Reduction Unit pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to the discussion with Lib Peck, Director of the Violence Reduction Unit and to note the subsequent discussion.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat, as background to putting questions to Lib Peck, Director of the VRU, on the priorities for the VRU, how it would tackle all types of violence, how the VRU would deliver across boroughs, and how its success would be measured.

 

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

 

7.3  During the course of the discussion, the Director of the VRU agreed to:

·  Urge Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to share anonymised data relating to injuries from violence to persons who presented at their accident and emergency department;

·  Consider how families and victims of violence could support anti-knife crime strategies as ambassadors, using the lessons learned about the limited impact of the Mayor’s modern slavery ambassadors;

·  Provide a list of local authorities and groups of local authorities where they were establishing local violence reduction units or the equivalent to adopt a public health approach to tackling violence;

·  Provide existing examples of multi-agency working, through which a public health approach to tackle violence was being used; and

·  Once they had been agreed, to share the key performance indicators for the VRU with the Committee.

 

7.4  At the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Police and Crime Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the summary of work completed during the 2018/19 Assembly year;

 

(b)  Note the provisional schedule of meetings for the 2019/20 Assembly year, which is subject to agreement at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019;

 

(c)  That the Committee notes the topics for the Committee’s thematic meetings in May and June 2019, as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee at its meeting on 8 April 2019; and

 

(d)  Agree, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority in respect of the Committee’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 be delegated) to the Chairman of the Committee, in consultation with the party Group Lead Members of the Committee and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, from the close of this meeting until the next meeting of the Committee on 14 May 2019, subject to agreement of the calendar of meetings at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019.

Minutes:

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

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the summary of the Committee’s work completed during the 2018/19 Assembly year be noted.

 

(b)  That the provisional schedule of meetings for the 2019/20 Assembly year, which is subject to agreement at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, be noted.

 

(c)  That the topics for the Committee’s thematic meetings in May and June 2019, as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee at its meeting on 8 April 2019, be noted.

 

(d)  That, in relation to urgent matters only, a general delegation of authority be agreed in respect of the Committee’s powers and functions (apart from those that cannot under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 be delegated) to the Chairman of the Committee, in consultation with the party Group Lead Members of the Committee and Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, from the close of this meeting until the next meeting of the Committee on 14 May 2019, subject to agreement of the calendar of meetings at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019.

9.

Date of Next Meeting

Subject to the agreement of the Assembly’s calendar of meetings at the Annual Meeting of the London Assembly on 2 May 2019, the next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

9.1  The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall.

10.

Any Other Business the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  The Chairman thanked Assembly Members, officers and guests for their support during his three years of chairing the Committee.  The Deputy Chair, on behalf of the Committee, thanked the Chairman for the way in which he had chaired the Committee during the last three years.

11.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at 11.52am.