Violence against women (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0916
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Metropolitan Police Service have any plans to put additional resources into tackling the trafficking of women?

Answer

Answer for Violence against women (3)

Answer for Violence against women (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Human Trafficking Team was launched in March 2007 with full funding from the Home Office. For 2009/10 the MPS has received 50% (£435,000) of the team's costs as a final one off payment from the Home Office. In addition the MPS provides additional resource to tackle human trafficking through Operation Golf; tackling Bulgarian and Romanian child trafficking; Operation Paladin investigating child trafficking and exploitation at ports and the Clubs and Vice Unit which has also increased is work related to trafficking.

The MPS is currently reviewing the most efficient and effective future operational response to immigration crime and human trafficking to make best use of resources. Once this review is completed the MPS with the MPA will consider if additional resources are required.