Hate crime consultation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3547
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you welcome the fact that MOPAC have undertaken a consultation into reducing hate crime in London?

Answer

Answer for Hate crime consultation

Answer for Hate crime consultation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  Yes, I am delighted that The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has consulted Londoners on reducing hate crime.  I know that you, Victoria, are particularly concerned about disabled victims of hate crime, and the final strategy resulting from this consultation will appear this autumn. 

Victoria Borwick AM:  The point, Mr Mayor, is that we are very keen that we bring some publicity and shine a bit of light on this particular area.  People talk about all sorts of hate crime and we wanted to concentrate on those with disabilities. Therefore I would like you to please commend the work being done with organisations such as the Disability Hate Crime Network, Mencap, Stay Safe East and Full of Life, all in different boroughs in London, who are working very hard to help vulnerable people find a safe place and feel confident enough in order to obviously talk about the crimes that for some people may be irrelevant, but actually are very, very important to this sector of the community.  I wanted to use this opportunity to respond, as we have done as Conservatives over here, to the MOPAC consultation on this vital point. 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  I want to thank you, Victoria, for the work that you do and the recent report on disability hate crime you and GLA Conservatives have produced.  It will help to inform our thinking and make sure that we tackle such hate crime with the utmost severity. 

Victoria Borwick AM:  Thank you.