Siân Berry: Just to clarify, Mr Mayor, you are not considering reviewing it any sooner than 2021 even if it is successful?
Siân Berry: Thank you. I will be following the numbers very closely myself too. Thank you.
Siân Berry: Londoners report instances of homes in their communities being let out through short-term lettings platforms in excess of 90 days per year. Will you work with boroughs to investigate measures that have been adopted in other European cities to deter this, such as de-listing properties that are being let out for more than 90 days per year without planning permission and seeking access to...
Siân Berry: Will you seek powers to regulate short-term lettings as well as private rents as part of work on your new blueprint for stabilising or controlling private rents in London?
Siân Berry: In your response to question 2018/3187 you expressed disappointment that only Airbnb had introduced a voluntary 90-day limit for short-term lettings and said that if other short-term lettings platforms fail to do this, you could be forced to call on Government for further legislation. Given that no other platforms have adopted this limit, will you now call for changes in the law to stop hosts...
Siân Berry: A senior manager from Hostmaker, one of the larger management companies for short-term rentals, was recently secretly recorded explaining how the firm could help landlords get around short-term lettings laws in London (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47305575). In your response to my question 2018/1472, you stated that Hostmaker advertisements on the tube do not contravene the...
Siân Berry: Could you provide the number of bike thefts and associated arrests and charges that have been made by the Metropolitan Police Service in each year from 2014 to 2018?
Siân Berry: In answer to my question 2017/0513 you told me: “The MPS has been engaging with the Alzheimer's Society, Dementia UK and Age UK to improve how they interact with the elderly and dementia sufferers.” Could you provide an update on any changes that have been incorporated into police training since the Metropolitan Police engaged with these groups?
Siân Berry: According to the Metropolitan Police Service advice and information webpage on the live facial recognition technology trial (https://www.met.police.uk/live-facial-recognition-trial/): “Anyone can refuse to be scanned; it’s not an offence or considered ‘obstruction’ to actively avoid being scanned.” However, witnesses at the live facial recognition technology trial in Romford town...
Siân Berry: There is a higher risk of death or serious injury from Taser discharge to young, elderly people and those with mental illness or under the influence of drugs. When undergoing Taser training, what guidance do Metropolitan Police Officers receive regarding high-risk groups?
Siân Berry: In answer to my question 2018/0824, you told me that though the National Police Chief’s Council Taser guidance had been amended to: “allow probationer constables to be trained in the use of Taser. The MPS does not currently plan to train probationers in the use of Taser.” Is this still the case, and what is the minimum length of service currently needed before a Metropolitan Police...
Siân Berry: When will the evaluation of the Metropolitan Police Service's live facial recognition technology trial start and when do you expect it will be completed?
Siân Berry: What is the Metropolitan Police Service’s strategic plan for live facial recognition technology? Could you include details of the short-, medium- and long-term scenarios that have been considered or agreed, and any roadmaps or outline strategic plans?
Siân Berry: Regarding the Metropolitan Police Service's two-day trial deployment of live facial recognition technology in Romford town centre in January 2019, how many people were: a) stopped by police officers for actively avoiding or refusing to be scanned, b) positively matched, and c) arrested or had other action taken against them from each of the groups in parts a) and b)?
Siân Berry: What work will the Violence Reduction Unit do around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?
Siân Berry: What mapping will the Violence Reduction Unit be doing to study mental health in London?
Siân Berry: Following the Violence Reduction Unit Partnership Reference Group meeting on 26 November 2018, what are the Violence Reduction Unit’s main objectives?
Siân Berry: What is the total number of witness intimidation incidents recorded by the Metropolitan Police Service in each year since 2013?
Siân Berry: Thank you for your response to the London Assembly motion passed on 7 June 2018 about cat deaths on the road. The campaigners from Cats Matter have received new data which shows there is still an inconsistent approach being taken by councils across London when dealing with cat deaths on the road. Given the unanimous cross-party support on this issue, could you raise this with London's...
Siân Berry: Have you considered helping to rebuild public confidence in stop and search by having a policy similar to that adopted in 2015 by Northamptonshire police, where any officer found to have misused stop and search powers, even once, is prohibited from using this tactic?