Stop and Search

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What changes will you make to how you hold the Commissioner to account following the Home Secretary's recent review of Stop and Search?


Answer for Stop and Search

Answer for Stop and Search

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support the Home Secretary's announcement of measures aimed at improving the effectiveness of stop and search. The proposed scheme for police forces builds on the best practice that the MPS itself had developed, and seeks to spread it across the country. London is leading the way in improving stop and search and these proposals back-up the excellent work that the Commissioner has been driving - which last year saw 500 fewer stops every single day compared to before his stop and search initiative began.

As such, I will continue to hold the Commissioner to account for performance in this area through MOPAC Challenge, the local community monitoring groups, and through the continued publication of stop and search data.