City of London Police mounted unit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1989
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The City of London Police has recently confirmed that discussions are taking place around scrapping their mounted police unit. Do you expect the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will have to provide mounted mutual aid to the City of London should this unit be disbanded, and what preparations have the MPS made for this?

Answer

Answer for City of London Police mounted unit

Answer for City of London Police mounted unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Any decision would be a matter for the City of London Police. From time-to-time the MPS provide mutual aid to other forces. Where this is done it is on a cost-recovery basis. If this were to happen, we would expect it to be on a similar basis.