Sister Supporters Ealing

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


Will the Mayor confirm the costs associated with policing anti-choice protesters at the Mattock Lane Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing, and will he confirm how many times officers have been deployed to that location in the last year in order to maintain the peace?


Answer for Sister Supporters Ealing

Answer for Sister Supporters Ealing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the last year the MPS have been called and deployed 41 times to the clinic at 87 Mattock Lane.  In addition, on six Saturdays in the last year two local officers have been posted to the venue to deal with to pre-planned protests.  On these days numbers of officers varied throughout the day and the length of the posting varied.

Given these circumstances it is not possible to provide costs for such deployments.  Neither is it possible to attribute all these deployments to 'anti-choice' protesters.