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London Assembly

Thursday, 19 March 2020

  • Coronavirus advice for Homeless People

    Advice for the coronavirus suggests people with a confirmed diagnosis, symptoms, or contact with people with the virus or symptoms, should self-isolate indoors to reduce the risk of spreading the...

  • Royalty and Specialist Protection Unit Funding

    Please can you advise whether the funding for the Royalty and Specialist protection unit is provided in the form of a specific grant from central government, or whether this is paid for through...

  • Action Fraud

    For each of the years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, please provide the number of Fraud referrals made to the Met by Action Fraud, and the Sanction Detection Rates.

  • NPCC Aviation review

    In reference to MQ 2019/12364, have you received a copy of the NPCC Aviation Review, if so, what is your assessment and will you share a copy with me?

  • Young people in the criminal justice system

    At the end of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many young people entered the criminal justice system for the first time?

  • Bleed control kits

    Following question 2019/21058, when do you expect to hear back from the MPS Health and Safety Clinical Review panel on their consideration of bleed control kits?

  • Met cases dropped due to time limit expiration

    For each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many police suspects have had proceedings against them dropped, because the period set in law to bring proceedings to expire has passed?...

  • Special Constables

    In relation to MQ 2020/0122, what recent polices have been implemented by the Internal Strategic Review Board to support, encourage and effectively utilise Special Constables?

  • Facial Recognition 1

    Since the approval of Facial Recognition for the Met, please of provide the following breakdowns for those who have been uploaded to the system: • Age • Ethnicity • Gender...

  • Unexplained wealth orders

    How many unexplained wealth orders were obtained in London in 2018 and 2019?

  • Appropriate adult funding [2]

    Please advise how much has been spent, by BCU and by Borough, on appropriate adult provision in each of the 12 BCU’s since April 2019.

  • Sexual Relationships in Undercover Investigations (2)

    Has the Met changed its practices regarding undercover operations and sexual relationships and can you assure Londoners that there are no current undercover operations that include sexual...

  • Facial Recognition Database (2)

    Has the Metropolitan Police provided facial recognition data to the Prüm network and if so, how much and for what purposes?

  • County lines

    According to your 40th Mayor's report, you are 'increasing investment in programmes to tackle "county lines" and to disrupt the drugs market in the capital.' What are these programmes, how are...

  • Young people as victims of crime

    What efforts have been taken and what programmes have been implemented to reduce the chance of a young person becoming a victim of crime? What have been the outcomes of these efforts and programmes?

  • Safer schools officers

    What formula/methodology is used to designate a safer schools officer and how many schools in London have safer schools officer?

  • Free burglar alarm

    How many households in London contain a resident over the age of 65? And therefore, how much would it cost over four years to give each household a free burglar alarm, including the cost of each...

  • Appropriate adult funding [1]

    Please advise which local authorities are the ‘lead commissioners’ of appropriate adult provision in each of the 12 BCU’s?

  • Knife crime strategy (2)

    The knife crime strategy notes that "we will take a trauma-informed and culturally competent approach". What actions have been taken to reflect this in practice?

  • Gangs Matrix

    Since 21st December 2018 how many individuals who were removed from the Gangs Matrix have gone onto be charged with a crime broken down by minor crime type? If this is too much data to extract,...

  • Bail and RUI

    Please provide the following for each of the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019: • The number of homicides excluding domestic abuse • The number of these homicides where a suspect was...

  • Facial Recognition Database (1)

    How many images are in the Metropolitan Police Facial Recognition Database and for what purpose is this data being held?

  • London Chamber of Commerce & Industry manifesto,

    Following the recommendations within the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) manifesto, how will you collaborate with boroughs to achieve swifter roll-out of the 5G network?

  • Major incidents

    Following on from the number of major incidents of a national magnitude the Met Police has dealt with during this Mayoral term, have you personally taken the time to investigate along with your...

  • Metropolitan Police Service Traffic Law Enforcement Annual Report (3)

    Thank you for your response to my question 2017/2215. The most recently published Metropolitan Police Service/Transport for London Traffic Law Enforcement Annual Report is for 1 April 2017 to 31...

  • Facial Recognition 2

    Since the approval of Facial Recognition for the Met, please provide the minor crime types for which those who have been uploaded to the system are wanted for.

  • Facial Recognition 3

    Is the Met considering an expansion to Facial Recognition, if so what? E.g. integration with CCTV?

  • Police stations

    What would be the impact to the Metropolitan Police Service, particularly on police officer numbers, if you were to re-open 38 police stations in London?

  • Domain Awareness System

    How much would implementing the NYPD style database, Domain Awareness System, in London cost?

  • Money laundering arrests

    How many people were arrested in London for money laundering offences in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019?

  • Utility expenditure for MOPAC

    The budgeted utility expenditure for MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in 2020-2021 is £19.4 million. Can you provide a breakdown of what this £19.4 million is budgeted to...

  • A Shared Endeavour’ report recommendations

    Can the Mayor provide a progress report on the responses to the recommendations addressed to City Hall set out in the ‘A Shared Endeavour’ report on his Countering Violent Extremism...

  • Devolution on crime matters?

    What further areas of crime prevention and victims’ services do you want to see devolved to London government?

  • Unconscious Bias

    Please provide details on how often Metropolitan Police officers undertake unconscious bias training and what the training involves?

  • Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (1)

    On the 14 February 2020, the High Court ruled that the Humberside Police decision to record a non-crime hate incident against Harry Miller for alleged transphobic tweets was unlawful. The Judge,...

  • Police use of live facial recognition (6)

    Following the deployment of live facial recognition (LFR) technology at Stratford and Oxford Circus during February 2020 by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), can you provide me with the...

  • Economic Crime Victim Care Unit

    How many victims of crime is the Economic Crime Victim Care Unit currently supporting?

  • ATM crime

    Please provide a breakdown of ATM cash point muggings in London over the past five years (year-by-year).

  • Borough funded police

    Please can you provide the current number of borough funded police officers, broken down by borough?

  • Legal basis of police use of live facial recognition

    During operation deployment of live facial recognition (LFR) technology by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the MPS has told a constituent: “each deployment will have its own...

  • Restoring the Roads and Transport Policing Command (2)

    Thank you for your response to my question 2020/0072. I understand that there is presently a six per cent vacancy rate in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Roads and Transport Policing...

  • Undercover Investigations

    Please provide details of the processes currently in place for deploying officers in the Met into undercover operations?

  • Sexual Relationships in Undercover Investigations (1)

    Please provide an update on any disciplinary action that has been taken against Met police officers who previously engaged in, or sanctioned, undercover operations that included sexual relationships?

  • Digital Forensic Services in the Met (2)

    In the Met’s 2018-2025 Strategy it states, “Digital investigation and forensic awareness will be at the heart of training in the Met.” Please provide detailed information on how...

  • Digital Forensic Services in the Met (1)

    Please provide a detailed explanation of the commissioning process for digital forensic services in the Met.

  • Forensic Science Regulator Report, Digital Forensics

    Can you confirm that the organisations the Met uses for digital forensic services are all compliant with digital forensic standards?

  • Forensic Science Regulator Report

    The Forensic Science Regulator’s report of 25 February stated that, nationally, over 1,100 DNA profiles on the National DNA Database have been contaminated by police officers and staff and...

  • Sexual Offences Trained Officers

    How many sexual offences trained officers will be recruited as part of the planned officer uplift? And, how many of these will be placed in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offence command?

  • Stop and Search Scrutiny

    You mention in your answer to question no: 2019/20178 that you “regularly scrutinise stop and search performance with the Commissioner to ensure officers conduct ethical and proportionate...

  • Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (4)

    How many times have the Metropolitan Police disclosed details of non-crime hate incidents on DBS criminal record checks?

  • MPS property portfolio

    What progress has been made to ensure that the Metropolitan Police Service's property portfolio is fit for purpose, and how will you measure this?

  • Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (2)

    On the 14 February 2020, the High Court ruled that the Humberside Police decision to record a non-crime hate incident against Harry Miller for alleged transphobic tweets was unlawful. In the...

  • Gang flagged crime

    Why have the number of gang flagged crimes been decreasing since 2016?

  • Live Facial recognition monitoring groups

    Will community monitoring groups, such as those who review the MPS’s use of stop and search, be able to review the Met’s use of Live Facial Recognition technology?

  • Protected principals

    Does the Royalty and Specialist Command unit continue to provide support for protected principals if they leave their duties as part of the Royal Family?

  • Officer retirement

    How many Met Police officers retired from the MPS in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019? Please also provide how many new police officers (not joining from other forces) were sworn in and provided with their...

  • Organised crime flytipping

    Have you read the Spectator article by Alasdair Palmer "What is organised crime doing disposing of rubbish"? Please investigate with London Councils and the Met if the allegations in this article...

  • Business crime

    Westminster has been identified as the most dangerous place to own a business, and Kensington and Chelsea as the third, what are you going to do about this?

  • CPS criticisms

    Do you agree with lawyers who have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing the tv personality Caroline Flack, allegedly ignoring the CPS's own mental health guidance? How can you...

  • Low Priority Crimes

    What priorities have you set the Police and which crimes have you told them are low priority?

  • Police living in London

    What percentage of serving police constables and sergeants live in Greater London?

  • BCU commanders

    Please provide a table of all BCU commanders and how many different individuals have been in each post since May 2016.

  • FNOs

    From May 2016, please provide a monthly breakdown of the number of arrests and the number of these where the person arrested was a foreign national, please break this down to EU and non-EU nationals.

  • Police covenant

    Do you support the government introducing a police covenant, and what more can you do in London to support police officers?

  • Investment from City Hall in Policing

    What has the level of City Hall investment been to MOPAC in each year since 2010? (by City Hall investment I refer to the total contribution raised by the Mayor which is allocated to MOPAC...

  • Missing Furniture

    How is the Metropolitan Police’s search for furniture missing from the House of Commons progressing? 3 3

  • Day' celebrations

    Can you list how many national or international awareness/celebration 'days' were acknowledged or marked via GLA communication channels in 2019?

  • Acid attacks

    What specific action are you taking to tackle offences involving acid and corrosive substances?

  • Taser use by the Met in 2019

    For the year 2019 can you please provide data on how many times a taser was used by Met officers, broken down by type of use?

  • Officers joining other forces

    How many MPS officers joined other forces in each of the following years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019? Please also provide how many officers joined the MPS from other forces in each year.

  • National Taser Fund Application (1)

    Please provide information on how much MOPAC has bid for under the National Taser Fund and approximately how many tasers this will fund should they receive the full bid?

  • National Taser Fund Application (2)

    Please provide details of how much you expect the associated costs to be should MOPAC be successful in receiving the full amount requested through the National Taser Fund?

  • Met Police Officers and Banned Far-Right Groups (1)

    Following the deeply concerning news that a Met police officer was arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned organisation linked with right-wing terrorism, how will you be working with...

  • Met Police Officers and Banned Far-Right Groups (2)

    With Sonnenkrieg Division being added to the list of proscribed neo-Nazi groups in the UK in recent weeks, and other groups such as the System Resistance Network being recognised as aliases of...

  • Police Complaint Changes (1)

    How many additional staff will MOPAC be recruiting in order to take on its new responsibilities surrounding police complaints that have come from the Policing and Crime Act 2017?

  • Police Complaint Changes (2)

    Following the announcement of additional responsibilities for MOPAC in the area of public complaints against the police it was stated “as the reforms take effect, MOPAC will also be...

  • Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (3)

    How many people accused of non-crime hate incidents have their details kept on record by the Metropolitan Police?

  • Use of technology

    Has MOPAC undertaken any exploratory work to investigate the potential opportunities of using technology more effectively to help fight crime? If so, what were the conclusions?

What is this?

The London Assembly is a 25-member elected body, part of the Greater London Authority, that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London.

The London Assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Tower Bridge. The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners (transport, environmental matters, etc.), publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.

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