Policing football matches

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In relation to the costs of policing football matches, did the response to the Deputy Mayor's February letter from the Policing Minister Brandon Lewis MP in April indicate that the Government were prepared  to consider a full cost recovery charging  regime?


Answer for Policing football matches

Answer for Policing football matches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Policing Minister stated that the Government had previously considered whether a change in legislation is required, and concluded that they would not seek to make changes to section 25 of the Police Act 1996.  However, they are willing to discuss this at the next Ministerial meeting.  MOPAC has been in touch with the Home Office to arrange this meeting. 

I have also written to the Premier League requesting a meeting to discuss a voluntary contribution by the wealthiest football league in the world to the cost of policing their football matches in London.