MPA/MPS Budget Planning

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


What views have you fed into the MPA/MPS budget planning process? What challenges do you foresee?


Answer for MPA/MPS Budget Planning

Answer for MPA/MPS Budget Planning

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I issued my budget guidance in June and it clearly set out the financial parameters for budget planning purposes for the Metropolitan Police Authority, taking into account the expected downturn in government grant. My current consultation with the Metropolitan Police on its own component budget confirms those financial parameters My guidance also set out a series of priorities for the Metropolitan Police to work to over the next three years covering a series of issues including tackling rape and sexual assault, increasing effectiveness and acting on dangerous dogs There are clearly sizeable financial challenges going forward - particularly for 2011/12 and 2012/13 which will form the first two years of the new spending review in these straitened economic timesMore generally the Metropolitan Police needs to continue to engage constructively with Londoners during these difficult times, to respond to the upturn in burglary and to develop its counter-terrorism and 2012 capabilities.