Policing Football Matches (1)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to Question No 2015/1568

Do you agree that the full cost of policing football matches should be fully recovered from the football clubs involved?'

Your answer and that of the MPS Commissioner being:

'MOPAC recovers the full cost of providing policing services to football matches for policing provided on land owned, leased or controlled by the relevant club.  Under present law, MOPAC is not able to recover costs for any additional policing outside this 'footprint'. My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime has made representations to Government about this'.

What representations did the Deputy Mayor make to Government, when, and what was the Government's response?


Answer for Policing Football Matches (1)

Answer for Policing Football Matches (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime raised the issue of recovering the full costs involved in policing football with the Home Secretary some time ago. This is now being followed up at an official level.