Cost of policing London's football matches

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1839
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps have you and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime taken to raise with Government the need for a change in the law so that the full cost of policing London's football matches isĀ  met by the clubs concerned; what meetings have you had on the issue with the Home Office; and with what result?

Answer

Answer for Cost of policing London's football matches

Answer for Cost of policing London's football matches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and I regularly discuss MPS funding when I meet Ministers and Parliamentarians, this includes discussions around policing football matches.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is continuing to lobby the Home Office to allow for full cost recovery.

She has recently written to the Home Office on this very issue and MOPAC are making representations to the Home Office regarding how the MPS can recoup more money for policing from football clubs.