I have recently been contacted by a constituent who had to wait more than thirty minutes to get through on the Police's 101 number when trying to report anti-social behaviour. After thirty minutes my constituent hung up. He would like to know if the police record the waiting times to get through on 101 and if so what is the average wait?
I was pleased to hear that harmful practices will form a key element of your Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. However, I am concerned that FGM has not been identified as a standalone issue. What work will you be undertaking to ensure that the development of your new Violence Against Women and Girls strategy specifically addresses FGM in London?
What work will be done to encourage more victims of FGM to come forward and how will you ensure that the support services available to those affected by FGM in London are able to deal with an increase in reports?