Safer Transport Command and Traffic Criminal Justice Unit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4681
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much money will TfL contribute towards the cost of the Met Police Safer Transport Command and also, the Traffic Criminal Justice Unit in 2013/14? What is the total cost of Safer Transport Command and also, the Traffic Criminal Justice Unit? Can you briefly describe the contracted duties of the Met Police in return for this money?

Answer

Answer for Safer Transport Command and Traffic Criminal Justice Unit

Answer for Safer Transport Command and Traffic Criminal Justice Unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL will contribute an estimated £89.67 million towards the MPS Safer Transport Command (STC) and £3 million towards the Traffic Criminal Justice Unit (TCJU) in 2013/14. The total budgeted cost of the STC in 2013/14 will be an estimated £114.56 million and TCJU is £6.22 million.

The MPS STC provides policing services to TfL to:

       improve safety and security on the bus network and at key transport hubs and confidence to travel;

       improve reliability and minimise disruption on London's roads and surface public transport networks; and

       improve road and cycle safety and enforce the laws relating to taxis and private hire vehicles.

The contracted MPS TCJU services cover the loading and unloading of cameras and film in the red light and speed cameras and processing offences from all cameras. This includes issuing Conditional offers of Fixed Penalty Notices, offering Speed Awareness Courses and issuing summons to court for speed and red light running offences.