How Mayor’s budget plans affect police and fire services in London?

05 January 2015

This meeting took place on 6 January 2015. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

How will the Mayor’s draft Budget for 2015/16 [1] affect the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and London Fire Brigade? Will they be able to meet savings targets without compromising front line services?

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee will tomorrow question Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh and representatives of the Met and London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) in their examination of the Mayor’s budget plans.

The Committee will further explore issues raised in its Pre-Budget report[2] which questions how targets for improved services will be achieved while budgets are cut.

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Camilla Black, Interim Director of Police Resources, MOPAC

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Lynda McMullan, Director of Resources, MPS

James Cleverly AM, Chairman, LFEPA

Commissioner Ron Dobson CBE QFSM, LFEPA

Sue Budden, Director of Financial and Contractual Services, LFEPA

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 6 January from 10.00am 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.


Notes for Editors:

Mayor’s draft Budget 2015/16

Pre-Budget report

Full Agenda papers

John Biggs AM, Chair of the Budget & Performance Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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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