Julian Assange - cost of policing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1673
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What was the outcome of the review into options for the guard on Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy? Do you think that the decision by the Swedish Prosecutor to delay interviewing Assange at the Embassy for the last few years, has been fair on the British taxpayers, who have footed the bill for this stand off?"

Answer

Answer for Julian Assange - cost of policing

Answer for Julian Assange - cost of policing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS remain under a legal obligation to execute the European Arrest Warrant, which has been issued for a serious criminal offence and continue to review options for policing the Ecuadorian Embassy with both the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime has made representations to the Home Secretary about this matter.