Safer Transport Teams (3)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much funding do TfL plan to contribute towards the cost of the Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command in 2014/15? What is the total budget of the Safer Transport Command in 2014/15?


Answer for Safer Transport Teams (3)

Answer for Safer Transport Teams (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During 2014/15 the MPS Safer Transport Command (STC) and Traffic Operational Command Unit will be completing a restructuring as part of the MetChange programme. A new combined Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) will be introduced and will include all the current STC functions as well as enhanced response, investigation and road safety capability. Current estimates for the RTPC indicate a contribution of up to £93m by TfL.

However, the MPS is unable to provide a final figure for their contribution as further work is being undertaken on the detailed design of MPS funded areas, in particular the centralised areas such as intelligence and Command and Control. The budget will continue to develop as part of transition arrangements up to the planned full go live.