Stalkers Register

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5141
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the call made by the Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service to introduce a national register for stalkers and the perpetrators of domestic violence, will you call for this to be introduced for the Metropolitan Police?

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Answer

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Answered By: 
The Mayor

Andrew, I am very grateful.  I know you take a keen personal interest in this whole area.  The answer is that we welcome what Paladin is doing.  We will look at the flagging system for stalkers.  Stalking, as everybody knows, has been an offence since 2012.  There is now an increase in the convictions for stalking of several hundred a year and mounting the whole time.

 

Andrew’s question is really whether we could have a register for stalkers.  Personally, I think it might well be useful, but I am going to wait and see what the professionals - police and others - say about the matter because they are currently looking into it.