RDA – Final Claim

Reference code: 
PCD 52
Date signed: 
12 September 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) is seeking approval by the DMPC to make a final payment in respect of a claim made under the Riot (Damages) Act from a site based in Tottenham, damaged during the August 2011 disturbances.  Owing to the nature of the information contained in the report some of the information has been submitted as a Part 2 report

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to approve a final payment in relation to the August 2011 disturbances to the value identified within the Part 2 report.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

 

Introduction and background

MOPAC approved on 3 February 2012 (ref DMPC 2012 03) the delegation to DLS for the management of RDA claims arising from the August 2011 disturbances.  The vast majority of the straightforward claims have been resolved, this paper addresses one of the more complex claims, and proposes a final payment.

 

Issues for consideration

See Part 2

 

Financial Comments

There is no net effect on the MOPAC budget as any payment made will be recovered from the Home Office.  The detail of the financial implications is set out in Part 2.

 

Legal Comments

The MOPAC, as compensation authority, has the power to deal with any claims brought under the Riot Damages Act 1886, including the settlement of such claims from the police fund under section 2(1) of that Act.

Pursuant to the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation and Consent, 2014, MOPAC must authorise the settlement because it fulfills the criteria set out in section 4.10 of the Scheme including the financial level.

 

Equality Comments

There are no equality or diversity implications arising from report.