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Statement from Oversight Committee Chair on Arcuri investigation

16 October 2019

The London Assembly has been asked by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to pause its activities in relation to allegations about the Prime Minister’s relationship with Jennifer Arcuri, during his time as Mayor of London.

 

Len Duvall AM, Chair of the London Assembly Oversight Committee said:

 

“The London Assembly respects the IOPC’s remit and will not in any way interfere with its important work. However, the Assembly also has an important role and special powers. We will consider using those powers immediately following the conclusion of the IOPC’s work.

 

“Subject to that important review by the IOPC, certain people should be on notice that the Assembly may well be knocking on their door sometime soon.”

Notes to editors

​​​​​​1. Letter sent to the Prime Minister requesting information responding to allegations – read here

2. The GLA Oversight Committee.

3. 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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