New Year's eve

MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What has he learned from the fiasco of this year's abortive New Year's Eve Plans and can he now explain the plans he has for the traditional midnight gathering in Trafalgar Square and the concomitant legal and financial details?


Answer for New Year's eve

Answer for New Year's eve

Answered By: 
The Mayor

: I look forward to giving you a full answer to your question in the review that you are chairing in the New Year. The results of the review should provide valuable lessons that will form the basis for any future events for Londoners. The Metropolitan Police will police Trafalgar and Parliament Squares as they do for a normal New Year's Eve. We have been in discussion about the arrangements for making these areas safe and protecting the infrastructure from the crowds. The usual clean-up operations will be in hand, carried out by our contractors, to make the area clear for the New Year's Day parade.