Contributions to British Transport Police

MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In each of the last five years for which figures are available, how much has the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London contributed towards the British Transport Police.


Answer for Contributions to British Transport Police

Answer for Contributions to British Transport Police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below sets out the financial contribution that TfL has made to the British Transport Police (BTP) in each of the last five financial years.






British Transport Police


       £ 70.28m




The 2015/16 figure includes additional enhanced policing funded by TfL at the London Bridge hub, preparing for policing arrangements for Night Tube and the expansion of London Overground and TfL Rail networks.

*Note: Since December 2014, KeolisAmey Docklands has had a Core Police Services Agreement with British Transport Police Authority as the new DLR operator replacing payments for BTP policing previously directly funded by TfL.

The MPS does not directly fund the BTP; however, the MPS has made payments amounting to £1.632m over the last six years for staff secondments and joint projects.