Well, this is the problem, isn't it? If I was setting the budget for the police as you do, then I would want to have some say in how it was spent and the sort of services that people in outer London were receiving. And I wouldn't want to just shrug that issue off on the people who run the MPA, particularly if, like yourself, I was someone who didn't think the MPA was adding much value.
I read all about it.
Roger Evans: I can tell you that they were very supportive of your work dealing with unlicensed taxis and touts, but they were concerned that all this work appeared to have been done again in the centre of London and nothing had been done in our area where the problem is extreme and needs sorting out. Would you therefore accept an invitation from us to come and lead a very high profile anti-touting operation around Ilford and Romford to deal with some of the problems that we identified during that evening?
I had an excellent meeting with black cab taxi drivers in my part of London a couple of weeks ago.