London Safety Camera Partnership 4

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


Will you convene a meeting between TfL and the MPA, both of which you chair, in order to discuss London Camera Safety Partnership funding issues?


Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 4

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 4

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 LSCP was therefore unbudgeted and as a result there has been a 50% reduction in funding.

Discussions are already underway at a senior level between TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service on options for the future funding and operation of London's safety camera network. The issues raised by the potential changes to the management of the camera network are operational in nature, rather than policy related. It is therefore appropriate that the discussions continue at this level.