Initial Response Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3834
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your response to Question No: 2016/2839 regarding Initial Response Vehicles. Why has the pilot to use Initial Response Vehicles in the City and Westminster not been delivered?

Answer

Answer for Initial Response Vehicles

Answer for Initial Response Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The reason that the pilot has not gone ahead is because, following consultation on the pilot with the Fire Brigades Union in 2014, the FBU lodged a 'failure to agree' with the National Joint Secretaries. Since then there have been protracted discussions, but agreement has not been reached for this pilot to take place. Therefore further consideration will be required which may warrant inclusion in the next London Safety Plan. In the meantime, the initial response vehicles continue to provide community safety support at events such as the London Marathon, Safe in the City and the Notting Hill Carnival.