Metropolitan Police Service Freedom of Information support system

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2281
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What assessments have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service made of the decision by Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary to jointly tender for a case management system and support for Freedom of Information requests, and would you consider encouraging the Metropolitan Police Service to take similar steps with neighbouring forces?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Freedom of Information support system

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Freedom of Information support system

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Collaborative working with other Police Services has advantages, including increased resilience and economies of scale. It is also an option in achieving savings. 

The three Police Services are yet to commence the contract you refer to.  The tender process closed less than a month ago and therefore it is currently too early for any assessments to have taken place.