A question for the Mayor, really. I want to pick up from where Sir Bernard left off on the issue of abstractions.
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Yes.
Andrew Dismore AM: In February 2013, Sir Bernard told the Police and Crime Committee that he had set a target of no more than 5% of officers’ working time on abstractions, but in July of this year, total abstractions across London in terms of total of hours worked was 17%, more than three times the target. What that translates to is quite serious. In Barnet, for example, in the six months to September, on average we lost no fewer than 87 officers a month’s shifts, or 22 officers missing at least one shift a week from their normal work. In Camden we were losing 25 officers for one shift per week over that six-month period. The real problem is that we just simply do not have enough officers, compared to where we were in 2010. In Barnet we are 65 fewer officer compared to May 2010, 110 fewer Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), in Camden 214 officers fewer than in May 2010 and 79 PCSOs less. The fact is we abstractions because you have not got enough officers to go around, have you not?