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London CCTV: Comparing Costs To Value

11 July 2016

This meeting took place on 12 July 2016. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

Westminster Council will be withdrawing funding for its CCTV camera system in September, meaning 75 cameras in the West End could potentially be switched off for good.

Both the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are concerned about the decision, but have so far refused to make financial contributions to the costs of the system.

Tomorrow the London Assembly Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee will examine how CCTV is funded in the capital and assess what would happen to safety and security in London if more councils decided to turn off their CCTV.

The Committee will hear from the following guests:

  • Helen Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, MOPAC
  • Lynda McMullan, Director of Commercial & Finance, MPS
  • Ian Percival, Director of Corporate Finance, MPS
  • Commander Jeff Boothe, MPS
  • Alan Gardner, Chair of London CCTV Managers Group

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 12 July from 3.30pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyBudget and #LondonCCTV.

Notes to editors

  1. The Committee will also use this meeting to discuss the MOPAC and MPS monitoring reports for Q4 2015/16.
  2. The agenda and reports are available here
  3. Gareth Bacon AM, Chair of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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