Stop and Search (Supplementary) [7]

Session date: 
February 20, 2008
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What do you consider are the main purposes and benefits of filling out these forms?

Supplementary To: 

Answer

Answer for Stop and Search (Supplementary) [7]

Answer for Stop and Search (Supplementary) [7]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

One of them would be that increase in the satisfaction rate of black Londoners and their approach to the police. The fact that the confidence and the contact between black communities and police now compared with 25 years ago bears no relation to the dreadful state then. A lot of changes have been made. This will have played some part in that. I am not saying it is set in stone. If it can be finessed so we get more police time pounding the beat rather than filling in forms, we are all going to be happy with that. We do not want to lose though the support the police now has very much more strongly from the black community.