Police and fire collaboration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1637
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with Damian Green that closer police and fire collaboration is 'one of the next big stages of reform we are going to see' and what input are you having in to government plans for future reforms of the emergency services?

Answer

Answer for Police and fire collaboration

Answer for Police and fire collaboration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I do agree with Damian Green on greater police and fire collaboration being an important future reform.

I have asked my Chief of Staff to lead on this area of work and he has had initial meetings with Home Office and DCLG Ministers.

You may not be surprised to hear that I regard LFEPA moving to a MOPAC form of governance as one of the reforms required in London to bring about not only more collaboration, but also greater accountability.