Responsibility for counterterrorism in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3588
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What, if any, discussions have you had with government ministers about the possibility of transferring responsibility for counterterrorism in London from the Metropolitan Police Service to the National Crime Agency?

Answer

Answer for Responsibility for counterterrorism in London

Answer for Responsibility for counterterrorism in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I consider that the interests of London, and the country, are best served if the current policing arrangements for counterterrorist policing are maintained. 

I have not discussed with Ministers changing this arrangement.