Involvement in Blacklisting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3760
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A recent Independent Police Complaints Commission report has identified that it is "likely that all special branches were involved in providing information" to a Blacklist that kept certain individuals out of work.

What discussions have you had with the MPS Commissioner regarding this?

Will you be seeking further clarification from the MPS as to the extent of these allegations?

Answer

Answer for Involvement in Blacklisting

Answer for Involvement in Blacklisting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In November 2012 the MPS received a public complaint regarding the practice of 'black listing'.  This complaint is currently being investigated by officers from Operation Herne.

The Deputy Mayor and I receive regular updates on the progress of Operation Herne, and discuss these with the Commissioner.