Statutory Duty to Collaborate (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0515
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In London the emergency services already work together on a regular basis. What impact will the Government's duty to collaborate have in the capital?

Answer

Answer for Statutory Duty to Collaborate (1)

Answer for Statutory Duty to Collaborate (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that there are already strong joint working arrangements in place. The Government's proposed duty will therefore support evolutionary change rather than revolutionary change. I expect the emergency services to continue to look at new opportunities for joint working. The fire co-responding trial is one such example.