Anti-Semitic Attacks on Jewish School Pupils

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2908
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Although TfL state that teams regularly carry out patrols of the 183 bus between Pinner and Golders Green 'to deter anti-social behaviour and reassure the public' this appears to have been unsuccessful in preventing attacks on pupils from the Jewish Free School who are reported to have been threatened with stabbing and kicking. How do TfL propose to guarantee the safety of these pupils on their buses?

Answer

Answer for Anti-Semitic Attacks on Jewish School Pupils

Answer for Anti-Semitic Attacks on Jewish School Pupils

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has invested significantly in policing the bus network. TfL fund the MPS Transport Operational Command Unit (TOCU) and safer transport teams, to target bus corridors and hotspot areas across London including those routes serving JFS.

More recently, TfL and the MPS have coordinated a joint response between Harrow, Barnet and Brent safer transport teams, with coordinated high visibility patrols to provide a deterrent on the 183 route and deal with this specific issue. Both organisations treat such incidents seriously and are committed to preventing such behaviour. TfL will be monitoring the effectiveness of the patrols and other police activity.