Homeless and Waterloo Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3330
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you think that banning individuals from purchasing sandwiches for those who are homeless is an effective way of solving the Homeless crisis in London?

Answer

Answer for Homeless and Waterloo Station

Answer for Homeless and Waterloo Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Absolutely not. I understand that, quite rightly, neither Network Rail, British Transport Police nor the outlet involved in the recent incident at Waterloo station to which I believe your question refers have a policy prohibiting the sale of refreshments for homeless people.