Further to question No: 2017/0570:
'How many dedicated football officers are there in the Met; how much of a Dedicated football officer's time on average in each football division is spent on these duties; and who pays for this time?'
Your response being:
'There are 15 Dedicated Football Officers in the MPS, who all fall under the MPS Public Order Branch. They spend 100% of their working time performing this role and are paid from the MPS Public Order Branch budget'
Do you agree that if these costs were met by the football clubs who benefit from this work and which work would not be necessary but for the clubs, 15 more officers could otherwise be patrolling the streets of London; and what steps are you taking to try tom recoup these costs from the clubs or their leagues?