Joanne McCartney: In March 2018 a trial “Living Wall” was launched in Piccadilly Circus. It was covered in moss and helps to clean the air around it. Do you have any plans to spread their use across London?
Joanne McCartney: A constituent has asked me to ask that World Friendship Day is the 29th April. Will you be helping to celebrate this day given that it fits well with your #LondonIsOpen campaign?
Joanne McCartney: How much money has the Metropolitan Police Service spent on policing those suspects subject to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpims) in each of the past 3 years? How many individuals does this cover?
Joanne McCartney: Following on from my question 2019/6336 has any new guidance been given in relation to the threats to MPs? I understand that the Metropolitan Police Service has initiated ‘Operation Bridger’ – can you briefly explain what this operation entails?
Joanne McCartney: Can you update me on the progress being made on installing speed cameras on the A10 in Enfield? Speeding and racing are a real problem that I have raised a number of times before.
Joanne McCartney: New guidelines from the College of Policing into disclosure requirements from survivors of rape and sexual assault have raised concerns that they will reduce the number of women coming forward to report such crimes. What is the assessment of your Victims’ Commissioner?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you for that answer and thank you for how you have answered this when I have raised this before. When I last raised it there were concerns that police forces across the country had different requirements. They were requesting different things. The College of Policing work was meant to sort that out. It now has a uniform approach but, as you have recognised, it now has raised other...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. The sanction detection rate for sexual offences is poor, not only in the MPS but across the rest of the country. We need to make sure that this does not, as you said, put off people coming forward. The concerns I think centre particularly around the fact that information that is not relevant to a particular offence but that might be downloaded and therefore disclosed will go to...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you.
Joanne McCartney: Usdaw’s ‘Save Our Shops Campaign’ is calling on the Government to take more action to support our local high streets, and keep local shops open. They have called for (a) Economic measures to create a more level playing field between the high street and online retailing. (b)Fair pay and job security for retail workers – a minimum wage of £10 per hour, tackle zero-hours and short-hours...
Joanne McCartney: I recently met with Enfield’s Over 50s Forum, and the cost of further and higher education courses was raised. Many older people want to learn new skills or undertake courses to learn new things and keep their brain active. However, the cost of many courses is prohibitive for many, especially for those no longer in employment. What can you do to ensure that older Londoners can access...
Joanne McCartney: Can you update me on the completion date for step free access to platforms 3&4 and 7&8 at Finsbury Park station?
Joanne McCartney: Further to MQ 2018/0560, can you update me on your plans to improve bus links to North Middlesex University Hospital?
Joanne McCartney: Are the free newspapers distributed on the transport network separated and recycled from general waste?
Joanne McCartney: With levels of violence rising across the country, including London, has the Government’s response been good enough?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. It is that latter point I want to delve into a little bit further. Last week the Home Secretary [The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP] talked about the need for a public health approach to tackle this issue, which is something you are instituting in London, but on that same day you had the Health Secretary [The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP] dismissing such an approach. As you are quite rightly...
Joanne McCartney: You have called for COBRA to be instituted. Have Government listened to those calls? Have they given you a response?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you. Now, in the last few days we have had your predecessor, the previous Mayor of London, [The Rt Hon] Boris Johnson [MP], saying that he wants money to be taken away from victims of child abuse. He does not see the need to look at historic child abuse investigations. At the same time you have the Policing Minister [The Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP] distancing himself from that view. I am...
Joanne McCartney: A resident has asked me to ask why free newspapers distributed across the transport network on a Friday are not collected until Sunday?
Joanne McCartney: Can you please give an update as to the MPS’s consideration of evidence provided by the Electoral Commission into alleged malpractice of the Leave.EU Campaign during the EU Referendum?