LSP5 (Supplementary) [3]

Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


James Cleverly (AM): Thank you. Mr Mayor, would you share my surprise at the tone of Councillor Shah's questions, using phrases like 'targeting' and that kind of stuff, when the actual figures are that the average response times in the wards that he is claiming are being targeted are five minutes six seconds and these appraisals will increase by just 22 seconds? Yet in the part of London where we are putting additional resources the average response time is currently six minutes 31 seconds. That is one minute 25 seconds slower than the wards which he claims are being targeted. Actually what we are doing is ensuring that Londoners, irrespective of where they are, central or outer London, get a fair and equitable service from the LFB. Actually, even post the implementation of LSP5, if it were to go through as it is currently proposed, will still see those very same inner London boroughs enjoying a faster response time than the outer London, or indeed anywhere else in the country and almost anywhere else in the world.

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Answer for LSP5 (Supplementary) [3]

Answer for LSP5 (Supplementary) [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Yes, I think we have heard this morning already that some of these policies are really aimed at greater fairness. I think it is surprising that that should be contested. I think it is particularly surprising and paradoxical that Navin should be campaigning against LSP5 that would actually result in an improvement in a significant part of the constituency that he represents.