London crime prevention funding

Committed By: 
The Mayor


Sian Berry AM:  That is really good.  I really want to have a discussion, though, about what you see as your strategic role in London.  Boroughs do have this problem.  You do have the London Crime Prevention Fund and the existence of that fund in itself does admit that there is some kind of obligation on you to mitigate this problem.  Will you be talking to boroughs about practical ways you might help them, maybe by boosting that fund?


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  I always talk to London Councils about how they can spend the precious resources they have, to help their constituents, my constituents, but also to see how we can work together to save monies.  Of course I will talk to them because the reality is that young people get a bad name for a small minority acting badly.  The vast majority, as I said in my answer, are a credit to themselves and we are going to do all we can to help all of them fulfil their potential.


Sian Berry AM:  During the mayoral campaign, like me, you did sign up to the Invest in Youth Work Pledge, which was written by young people, supported by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and and signed by 41,000 young people.  In that pledge, we both promised to meet with the campaign if you were elected Mayor.  Will you meet them now and talk to them about practical things you can do to help youth services in London?


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  I would be happy to.