Front counters - Hampstead (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Andrew Dismore (AM): I am sure the people of Hampstead would be interested to know that you consider their police station to be a 'stalag'. However, it cannot be right, can it, that the first the local people knew, the council knew or indeed I knew about the plan to close it was a leaked story in the Ham & High newspaper. Because it was not in your original published list. So just to follow up

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): I was speaking generally, Andrew.

Andrew Dismore (AM): Will you now at least promise to have a full and proper consultation with local residents about the future of the station and any suggested alternatives? A simple question.

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Answer for Front counters - Hampstead (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Front counters - Hampstead (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): The simple answer, I will make sure that there is no change in the status of Hampstead Police Station, unless and until there is better or equivalent alternative provision.

Andrew Dismore (AM): What about consultation?

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Well, I have given it a pretty

Andrew Dismore (AM): No. So the answer is no?

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): I have given a pretty clear answer of that. There is inevitably

Andrew Dismore (AM): Your clear answer is there will not be.

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): -- a lengthy political process in which distinguished local representatives will make points and we will listen to what you have to say.

Darren Johnson (Chair): Thank you. Assembly Member Evans.