Policing Football Matches (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2272
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

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 is the best estimate of the cost to the Met of policing outside the 'footprint' of land owned, leased or controlled by the football clubs? 

Answer

Answer for Policing Football Matches (2)

Answer for Policing Football Matches (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Like all police forces, the MPS supports private sports clubs who hold events under the SPS agreement where additional policing is required on those match days for land owned, leased or controlled by the club. Under present law, the MPS is not able to recover costs for any additional policing outside this ‘footprint’.

The estimated extra cost to the MPS in 2014/15 in respect of the extra policing for football matches outside the stadia for which no recovery is currently possible is calculated to be £1,917,030.