MPS Licensing Unit Westminster

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the arrest of one sergeant and one constable from the MPS Licensing Unit at Westminster on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office will there be a further more general investigation into this specific unit to reassure the public that it is fit for purpose?


Answer for MPS Licensing Unit Westminster

Answer for MPS Licensing Unit Westminster

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS Anti Corruption Command have produced a series of recommendations for longer term change across all MPS Licensing Units which are being considered by the Central Licensing Unit and Commander Letchford, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)lead for licensing.

An ongoing review is being conducted by Westminster Borough Commander, Peter Ayling to ensure the integrity of the licensing process going forward.  An investigation by the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards will consider any evidence of any instances where this process has been abused to the detriment or benefit of any party.