London Safety Camera Partnership

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3389
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As Chair of Transport for London, how do you justify the decision to reduce funds to the Metropolitan Police Service for operation of their London Safety Camera Partnership by £2.8million?

Answer

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2006, the Department for Transport committed to providing TfL with £12.5m funding for road safety measures in 2009/10. The DfT subsequently withdrew this funding from TfL's settlement. The continued funding of the London Safety Camera Partnership (LSCP) was therefore unbudgeted and as a result there has been a 50% reduction in funding.

TfL and the MPS remain committed to the operation of the LSCP and they are currently working on options to achieve the same road safety benefits with this new constrained funding environment.