Are the new anti-terror measures enough?

03 September 2014

This meeting took place on 4 September 2014. Read the transcript here.

A Question and Answer session tomorrow, with the Met and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), will investigate how the Government’s new anti-terrorism initiatives have been received. Until recently, Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick was in charge of the Met’s Specialist Operations, which included responsibility for protection, security and tackling the threat of terrorism in London, as well as serving as the national police lead on terrorism.

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will also question its guests about;

- How the Met is meeting the challenges of investigating historic allegations of corruption by former officers;

- How MOPAC has allocated the additional Government funding to commission victims’ support services;

- The changing trends for Taser use; and

- The latest position regarding the Home Office’s decision to licence water cannon.

The guests are;

  • Cressida Dick, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 4 September from 10am in Committee Room 5, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA).

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

Notes for Editors:

1. Agenda Papers

2. The Police and Crime Committee is responsible for examining the activities of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and investigating matters it considers to be of importance to policing and crime reduction in London.

3. The Police and Crime Committee is established under s32 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

4. The Chair of the Police and Crime Committee, Joanne McCartney AM, is available for interview. See contact details below.

5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.