London Safety Camera Partnership 3

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3391
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why did Transport for London not inform the MPA that it was cutting funds for the London Safety Camera Partnership by £2.8million until May this year, thus leaving them inadequate time to address this in-year withdrawal of funds, resulting in an overspend?

Answer

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 3

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As soon as TfL became aware of the scale of the budgetary reductions for the whole of the LSCP, it made the MPS aware of what was expected from them. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) informed the London Safety Camera Partnership (LSCP) in January 2009 that it was looking to reduce the number of tickets issued by over half, so there was sufficient time to implement plans to reduce budgets.