Policing Football Matches

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2840
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to Question No: 2015/2271

'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?'

your  answer being

'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'

How do you square this answer, with the deputy Mayor's response to the Police and Crime Committee oral session on this issue , when he said he hadn't?  And what is being done to follow this up?

Answer

Answer for Policing Football Matches

Answer for Policing Football Matches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime raised this issue with the Home Secretary some time ago. When answering questions asked by the PCC he was referring to his latest meetings with her.

The issue is discussed with the Home Office from time to time and will no doubt be raised again as budget discussions continue.