Northern Ireland-related terrorism

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2303
Question By: 
Kemi Badenoch
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps are you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service taking to protect Londoners from the reported increased threat of Northern Ireland-related terrorism?

Answer

Answer for Northern Ireland-related terrorism

Answer for Northern Ireland-related terrorism

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS, Police Service of Northern Ireland & Security Service have long history of collaboration in tackling the threat posed by this form of terrorism.  I have been fully briefed by the Police concerning the nature and the breadth of the threat from terrorism that London faces, whether this relates to Daesh (ISIS), Northern Ireland or the far right. 

I have already initiated the London Preparedness Review, led by Lord Toby Harris, this is intended to provide assurance on London's ability to deal with and recover from a terrorist attack, from whatever source.