Homophobic hate crime 2

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to your answer to Question No: 2013/4150:

"What meetings have you had with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to discuss the issue of homophobic hate crime in the last six months and when do you next intend to meet with the Commissioner to discuss the issue?"  Your answer being:  "I meet the Commissioner on a regular basis, where crime statistics and MPS performance are discussed in the round.  Performance, including hate crime, is also a standing agenda item at the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime's formal monthly bi-lateral meetings with the Commissioner".

When did you last have a detailed discussion with the Commissioner specifically on the subject of homophobic hate crime?


Answer for Homophobic hate crime 2

Answer for Homophobic hate crime 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Homophobic hate crime has formed part of a number of discussions with the Commissioner on MPS performance, rather than as one of a list of specific topics. All hate crime, including homophobic hate crime, is recognised by both the Commissioner and me as something that has repercussions far beyond those being targeted, and I was pleased that Stonewall were able to launch their recent report at New Scotland Yard with the Commissioner.

You will note that I have delivered on my pledge to have designated MPS LGBT Liaison Officers in every borough, as well as in many of the Specialist Crime Units.  In addition, representatives from LGBT groups will be invited to contribute to the development of my Hate Crime Reduction Strategy.