May 2013 Mayor’s Question Time Answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in May 2013.

Screening out Crime
Question No: 1544 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How many and what percentage of crimes were ‘screened out’ by the Met in 2008/9, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13? Please breakdown this information by crime type.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Savings from closure of Front Counters
Question No: 1545 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Throughout the consultation on the Police and Crime Plan and the Estate Strategy you were unable to tell us how much in savings would be generated by the closure on front counters. Now that you have taken the decision to close the front counters are you able to tell us how much, in savings, their closure will generate? Please provide a breakdown of these savings per front counter.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Cost of Contact Points
Question No: 1546 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How much will it cost the MPS to set up the new Contact Points outlined in your Estate Strategy?

Written response from the Mayor
The individual costs of the contact points are dependent on a number of factors and will vary from location to location. Costs will be finalised as the contact points are rolled out as part of the wider roll out of the local policing model.

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Front Counter Closures
Question No: 1547 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Of the front counters your Estate Strategy outlines for closure, how many are in buildings that will be sold? Please provide a breakdown of locations and a timeline for sales.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Contact Points in Post Offices
Question No: 1548 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Are you close to a deal to place Police Contact Points in local Post Offices yet? When can Londoners expect to see the first Post Office based contact point?

Written response from the Mayor
There will be over 100 Contact Points across London, with 94 locations for these already identified, including in hospitals and other public buildings. Borough Commanders are currently finalising arrangements for these.

Conversations are continuing between the Post Office and MOPAC to develop a pilot.

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Statistics Code of Practice
Question No: 1549 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

The GLA is to launch a statistics code of practice, which is welcomed. However, this will not apply to the functional bodies. Will you ensure that the GLA functional bodies adopt the GLA code of practice to ensure accountability and transparency?

Written response from the Mayor
The GLA Code of Statistics will be rolled out shortly to GLA staff. Examples of existing MOPAC and TfL processes will be available on the London Datastore soon.

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PC’s acting up as Sergeants
Question No: 1550 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How many PCs are currently “acting-up” as sergeants across the MPS? Please provide a breakdown by borough and by directorate.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Sergeants acting up as Inspectors
Question No: 1551 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How many sergeants are currently “acting-up” as inspectors across the MPS? Please provide a breakdown by borough and by directorate.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Special Officers
Question No: 1552 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How is your pledge to double the number of Special Constables to 10,000 progressing?

Written response from the Mayor
The number of Special Constables in London has more than doubled since I took office in 2008 and now stands at 5516.

A new Metropolitan Special Constabulary recruitment campaign is currently in development which will help to boost numbers further.

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Status Dogs Unit Officer Numbers
Question No: 1553 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Please provide the number of officers in the Status Dogs Unit per month from 2008 to date.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Resettlement Support for Young Offenders
Question No: 1554 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Please outline details of any current and upcoming pilots the MOPAC is involved with which deal with the resettlement of young offenders. Please include the detailed descriptions of the funding arrangements and terms of the projects alongside their aims and objectives.

Written response from the Mayor

As part of the London Crime Prevention Fund, boroughs were invited to bid for funding based on local priorities. Approximately, £860,000 will be awarded over 4 years to the boroughs that have bid for resettlement projects; subject to outcomes successfully being achieved and future Government funding.

MOPAC has worked with the GLA’s ESF Delivery Unit to develop and procure three projects co-funded by the European Social Fund. Please see the following link which provides a full overview of the project:

http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/young-people/education-and-training/esf-youth-programme/2011-2013.

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Employment for ex-offenders
Question No: 1555 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

What meetings have the MOPAC had in 2012/13 with employers and Job Centre Plus to identify employment opportunities for ex-offenders? What have the results of these meetings been?

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Police Cadets
Question No: 1556 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How many Police Cadets are there currently in London?

Written response from the Mayor
There are currently 2433 cadets in London, of which:

  • 1091 are female and 1342 are male;
  • 47 per cent of all cadets are currently from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; and
  • 32 per cent are from crime vulnerable backgrounds against a target of 25 per cent.

In March cadets across London contributed 6378 hours volunteering in support of policing and crime prevention, resulting in added value of £219,084.29 to the policing of London.

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Volunteers
Question No: 1557 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

In your election manifesto you pledged to “Recruit 1,000 volunteers to help 10,000 young adults through uniformed groups.” How many volunteers have you so far recruited to help in uniform groups?

Written response from the Mayor
At the end of March 2013 the YOU Matter programme, which supports uniform youth groups like the St John’s Ambulance, Girl guiding, and the Sea Cadets, had successfully recruited 1,304 adult volunteers plus 10,585 young people.

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Sapphire Unit Reorganisation
Question No: 1558 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

What impact will the creation of the new Safeguarding Unit announced in the press on the 26th April have on the current supervisory ratios of the Sapphire, Child-Protection and FGM units?

Written response from the Mayor
Supervision ratios for Sapphire and the Child Abuse Command will remain at the existing levels so the restructure will not have an impact on supervisory ratios.

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Trident Unit Officer Numbers
Question No: 1559 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Please provide the number of officers in the Trident unit per month from 2008 to date.

Written response from the Mayor
For a number of years the Police Service has trained new recruits through an Initial Learning Programme (IPLDP) to achieve a Diploma in Policing which is now accredited by a 10 unit Diploma. The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) is derived from that Diploma which includes both a knowledge element and a significant element of assessment of occupational competence that only be gained in an operational context. The Certificate represents the knowledge element of the Diploma that can be accredited outside of an operational policing environment. The MPS is reviewing how it might provide appropriate financial assistance to improve the opportunities for serving specials and PCSOs who wish to become regular police officers. This would help meet the costs associated with completing the CKP, which currently costs £800+.

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Police Officer Numbers
Question No: 1560 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

The number of police officers in the MPS has been declining month on month since May 2010. In May 2010 we had 33,147 officers in London, we now have 30,465*. That is a loss of 2,682 officers. What are you doing to arrest this continual decline?

*Feb 2013 figures

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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MPS response to FOIs
Question No: 1561 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

It has been reported been reported that the MPS has been placed on the Information Commissioner’s watch list until the end of June 2013 after its failure to respond to FoI requests within the statutory limits generated “a number of complaints from the public”.

What has the MOPAC done to monitor this performance and what action has it taken?

Written response from the Mayor
The MPS has been placed on the Information Commissioner’s (ICO) Watch List a decision based on seven complaints the ICO received during 2012. MOPAC is regularly updated on the progress of MPS engagement with the ICO to address areas needing improvement.

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MOPAC FOI responses
Question No: 1562 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Has the MOPAC received any indication that the Information Commissioner that it is in danger of being placed on the ICO watchlist due to the complaints regarding response times to FOI requests?

Written response from the Mayor
No.

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Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP)
Question No: 1563 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

What input are both the MPS and the MOPAC having into The Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) which is setting out to devise a joint training strategy for the three emergency services?

Written response from the Mayor
A meeting is being held later this month between Commander David Martin and the JESIP training and exercising lead to devise a joint strategy for training. There are regular meetings between MOPAC and the MPS’s Director of Human Resources around the development of a training strategy for the Met, of which this will form part.

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Community Resolution
Question No: 1564 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

It was reported on the 30th April that nationally 14% of recorded violent offences are being dealt with through Community Resolution methods. How many cases in London have been dealt with per year through Community Resolution since 2009?

Please provide a breakdown by crime type.

Written response from the Mayor
The MPS does not currently use Community Resolution as a disposal option and the recently reported figures do not, therefore, reflect the position in London.

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Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)
Question No: 1565 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Does the MPS have a policy about how it shares Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) policy? Can you please share it with us?

Written response from the Mayor
The MPS follows ACPO rules. It sends locally collected data that meets the National ANPR Data Standard to the National ANPR Data Centre. This data can be accessed directly by police forces signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding.

Forces contact each other directly for permission to use each other’s data evidentially or for bulk data to use in complex analysis. The MPS has a unique live national feed and doesn’t need to import data.

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Safer Neighbourhood Board Consultation (1)
Question No: 1566 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

When can we expect your consultation on Safer Neighbourhood Boards to begin?

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Safer Neighbourhood Board Consultation (2)
Question No: 1567 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Will the Safer Neighbourhood Board Consultation be fully transparent and open to the public?

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Safer Neighbourhood Board Consultation (3)
Question No: 1568 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

What plans do you have for informing the public of your Safer Neighbourhood Board Consultation?

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Cost of Police officers
Question No: 1569 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

How many police officers over three years would £800,000 pay for?

Written response from the Mayor
Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

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Unanswered Questions
Question No: 1570 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

You have not answered the following questions I asked in February despite having over two months to do so, could you please answer them?

Operation Nexus/Terminus (1)

Question No: 1091 / 2013

Joanne McCartney

Is it the case that Met officers have been trained to assess the immigration status of those in custody?

PR for Estate Strategy(1)

Question No: 1108 / 2013

Joanne McCartney

Do you think Londoners will agree that it is reasonable for you to spend £800,000 on PR promoting the sell-off of local police stations?

Written response from the Mayor
I have now provided a response to both of these questions. Please accept my apologies for the delay.

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Pedestrian safety
Question No: 1571 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

A resident has contacted me concerned at the dangers to pedestrians caused by inconsiderate cycling. What work are you undertaking in Transport for London and with London Boroughs to avoid conflict between cyclists and pedestrians?

Written response from the Mayor
TfL continues to fund cycle training for adults and children, delivered through the London boroughs, to improve standards of cycling. This includes advice provided to attendees on how to minimise conflict with pedestrians, including an explanation that jumping red lights and cycling on the footway is illegal.

TfL funds officers in the MPS and the City of London Police to carry out engagement and enforcement activity, with the aim of improving the behaviour of all road users. Amongst the offences actively tackled by the police are cyclists contravening traffic signals and riding on footways, both of which contribute to cyclist conflict with pedestrians. Over the last three financial years, the MPS issued 8,963 fixed penalty notices to cyclists contravening traffic signals, and 15,211 fixed penalty notices to cyclists riding on pedestrian-only footpaths.

My Vision for Cycling details my intention to expand the Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Task Force by more than a quarter, from 39 to 50 officers, to improve enforcement against antisocial road user behaviour by all road users, including cyclists.

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Hands-free phoning
Question No: 1572 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Making a call on a hand-held phone whilst driving is dangerous. However, concerns have recently been expressed that driving whilst undertaking hands-free calls on a mobile phone is similarly dangerous. Do you agree? What actions are you taking to discourage people from making phone calls whilst driving in London?

Written response from the Mayor
I agree that people who are not giving their full attention to the road may be driving dangerously and that the MPS should pursue anyone who breaks the law or does not drive with due care and attention.

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Healthy Schools
Question No: 1573 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Do schools that do not meet guidelines for healthy schools under government guidelines qualify for the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London award scheme?

Written response from the Mayor
The previous National Healthy Schools Programme was discontinued in 2011. Some boroughs have retained a Local Healthy Schools Programme (LHSP).

All London schools can apply for the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London Award. In order to achieve a bronze award schools must either meet the criteria for their LHSP or meet the minimum requirements for Healthy Schools London.

More information on Healthy Schools London is available at www.healthyschoolslondon.org.uk

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South Tottenham Station
Question No: 1574 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Further to MQ 592/2013, I understand that LOROL and BGOUG are in agreement that current proposals for the step-free access and gate line at South Tottenham Overground are problematic. A solution would be to use the former booking office in the development/works. Can you confirm that this is being actively looked into as it proves a sensible solution to passenger access and safety?

Written response from the Mayor
Yes. TfL is looking at a number of options, including one which involves using the former booking office.

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Barking – Gospel Oak Line covered shelter (1)
Question No: 1575 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

The Barking – Gospel Oak Line Users Group (BGOLUG) have expressed concerns over the limited covered shelter for passengers at South Tottenham and Haringey Green Lanes stations. Will you look into providing more covered shelters at these stations?

Written response from the Mayor
TfL has considered whether greater cover could be provided but I am advised that this has not been possible for cost reasons – essentially TfL would have to widen the platforms to fit larger shelters on to them.

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Barking – Gospel Oak Line covered shelter (2)
Question No: 1576 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

The Barking – Gospel Oak Line Users Group (BGOLUG) have been asking for the perforated steel panels along the front of the existing shelters to be replaced by glazing to make the shelters feel less claustrophobic for waiting passengers. Can you please ensure that this is properly considered?

Written response from the Mayor
TfL has already considered this request from BGOLUG very carefully and unfortunately it would not be cost effective to replace the panels in question. They remain fit for purpose, and removing them would risk damaging the frames, which would require the entire shelter to be replaced.

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TfL twitter live updates
Question No: 1577 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

A resident has expressed concerns over the safety of the new TfL live twitter updates for drivers. What action have you taken to ensure that drivers do not get distracted by this service whilst driving, and that it is used only before setting out on their journey?

Written response from the Mayor
The TfL Traffic News Twitter feed clearly states that mobile phones should never be used while driving and this is reiterated in any associated promotion.

This feed is proving helpful to a large number of motorists in planning their journeys and avoiding incidents. It may be safely used before the journey is undertaken, by a passenger during a journey or by a driver when safely parked.

A number of other organisations, including the Highways Agency, make their live travel information available through Twitter, accompanied by a similar message. We choose to make information available through as many channels as possible to reach the largest number of customers. We currently have around 400,000 Twitter ‘followers’ with over 72, 000 following our traffic alerts.

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Safeguarding (1)
Question No: 1578 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Safeguarding of adults and children and young people is the responsibility of all statutory agencies. What are you doing to ensure that all police officers, especially those in Safer Neighbourhood Teams are aware of safeguarding issues and can identify those at risk?

Written response from the Mayor
Please also see my response to MQ 1579/ 2013.

In addition to the information in response to 1579, the Merlin (Missing Persons and Related Linked Indices) system now records vulnerable adults who may be at risk, and staff record and share safeguarding information with statutory partners.

The MPS will work with partners to ensure staff are aware of the principles within Government policies on adult safeguarding and to communicate our role within the forthcoming statutory partnership boards.

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Safeguarding (2)
Question No: 1579 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Neighbourhood Watch could assist in identifying safeguarding issues in their area. Is any training or information of these issues given to Neighbourhood Watch? If not, will you consider doing so?

Written response from the Mayor
Please also see my response to MQ 1578/ 2013.

Following Recommendation 1 of the recent MPS Mental Health Review, Safeguarding issues will be contained within the MetChange strand ‘Protecting Vulnerable Persons’.

A ‘Vulnerability Assessment Framework ‘is being developed to train all staff (including Safer Neighbourhood (SN) teams) regarding the identification of those at risk. It is already being delivered to new recruits, followed by a rollout commencing early summer 2013. MOPAC is currently looking at the training needs of SN Boards in order to equip them to fulfil their duties.  It is hoped they will have an enhanced relationship with Neighbourhood Watch in the future.

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Food Poverty in Enfield and Haringey
Question No: 1580 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Following your response to Question No: 1110 / 2013 and Question No: 1112/2013, can you tell me when the consultation to review London Boroughs currently not included in the scheme will take place?

Written response from the Mayor
As an independent charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London is not part of my administration and not subject therefore to MQTs.

However, I am aware that The Mayors Fund for London team has been working with delivery partners to understand the landscape of breakfast club provision in London, with the aim of mapping existing provision to schools where the numbers of children receiving free school meals exceed 40 per cent. It expects to have put together this picture by the end of the summer. Once complete, it will invite consultation with stakeholders, including London boroughs currently not involved in the scheme, with the aim of creating a roll-out plan which it hopes to announce by January 2014.

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Muswell Hill Police Station (1)
Question No: 1581 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

In March, you announced that you are closing Muswell Hill police station, much to the disappointment of local residents who feel that their contribution to the consultation was not properly considered. Will you please reconsider your proposals and keep Muswell Hill police station open?

Written response from the Mayor
In response to the consultation a location for a contact point is being identified in the Muswell Hill area by the Borough Commander.

MOPAC and the MPS consulted on Public Access plans as part of the consultation for the Police and Crime Plan. Although in Haringey Muswell Hill Police Station will be closing, the MPS will provide a 24/7 front counter at Tottenham Police Station and two standard front counters at Fishmongers Arms and Hornsey Police Station. Additionally new contact points will be provided in three locations; Turnpike Parade, Crouch Hall Road and Grove Business Park.

At Muswell Hill Police Station, the front counter services have been provided by valued volunteers for many years. During a recent footfall survey, an average of 8 callers a day came into Muswell Hill Police station. Emergency Response and Patrol officers do not deploy from Muswell Hill and owing to its age, it no longer meets operational policing needs.

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Muswell Hill Police Station (2)
Question No: 1582 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

In the event that you close Muswell Hill police station, what alternative provision will you be offering local residents, including a front counter service and patrol base for local neighbourhood police officers?

Written response from the Mayor
In response to the consultation a location for a contact point is being identified in the Muswell Hill area by the Borough Commander.

MOPAC and the MPS consulted on Public Access plans as part of the consultation for the Police and Crime Plan. Although In Haringey Muswell Hill Police Station will be closing the MPS will provide a 24/7 front counter at Tottenham Police Station and two standard front counters at Fishmongers Arms and Hornsey Police Station. Additionally new contact points will be provided in three locations; Turnpike Parade, Crouch Hall Road and Grove Business Park.

At Muswell Hill Police Station the front counter services have been provided by valued volunteers for many years. During a recent footfall survey, an average of 8 callers a day came into Muswell Hill Police station. Emergency Response and Patrol officers do not deploy from Muswell Hill and owing to its age, it no longer meets operational policing needs.

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Southgate Police Station
Question No: 1583 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

In March, you announced that you intend to close Southgate police station when an alternative site for a contact point and neighbourhood patrol base can be found much to the disappointment of local residents who feel that their contribution to the consultation was not properly considered. Will you please reconsider your proposals and keep Southgate police station open?

Written response from the Mayor
MOPAC/MPS consulted on proposals to close the front counter at Southgate Police Station. Following consultation, Southgate Police Station will remain as a Local Policing Team parade, deployment base and contact point.

During a recent footfall survey, the front counter at Southgate Police Station received an average of six callers a day. In future Southgate Police Station will offer a contact point on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

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MMR rates in London
Question No: 1584 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

With the recent measles scare, the importance of a high inoculation rate of the MMR vaccine is critical. What are the current rates of MMR uptake in each of the London boroughs and what are you doing to increase the uptake giving your role with regards to public health?

Written response from the Mayor
I understand from Public Health England that MMR uptake in London has increased significantly in recent years. Figures for 2011/12 (latest available) by former London PCT areas can be found at: https://catalogue.ic.nhs.uk/publications/public-health/immunisation/nhs-immu-stat-eng-2011-2012/nhs-immu-stat-eng-2011-12-rep.pdf

I recently met my statutory health advisor, Dr Yvonne Doyle (London Regional Director, Public Health England) to discuss rates of measles in London. I have issued a statement in support of the Public Health England’s national MMR catch-up programme to boost further uptake.

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School places
Question No: 1585 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

You have recently stated that you support the creation of new free schools, even in areas where there is not necessarily a shortage of places. Given the crisis in many parts of London due to a lack of school places, is this good strategic planning and use of resources?

Written response from the Mayor
Free schools form part of the answer to London’s school places shortage. But they can do much more: opening great new schools across the capital – whether in an area of shortage or not – will drive up standards and give parents meaningful choice. We want every London child to have not just a school place but a good school place. Working towards this objective represents an excellent use of resources.

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Bees
Question No: 1586 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

I have been contacted by Coleridge Primary School in Crouch End who hold a weekly bee-keeping club. You will be pleased to know that the children are committed to caring for the well-being of the bees, and pleased to hear that the European Union banned neonicotinoid pesticides which are blamed for destroying bee population. What action are you taking to ensure that we maintain a healthy population of bees?

Written response from the Mayor
In partnership with Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming – I launched the Capital Bee campaign which aims to raise awareness of the plight of bees in London offers support and advice about the ways in which Londoners can help. Furthermore, through my greening programmes (including Help a London Park, Street Trees and Pocket Parks) I am helping to create new areas of bee-friendly habitat and forage.

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Housing Benefit changes
Question No: 1587 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Genesis Housing Association have written to some tenants in Haringey explaining that as a result of the changes to housing benefit, tenants may now be unable to pay their rent and they could be evicted in order for Genesis to return the vacant property to their owner. What action are you taking to ensure that Londoners are not going to be made homeless as a result of the housing benefit changes?

Written response from the Mayor
I have secured significant increases in funding for Discretionary Housing Payments to enable local authorities to support vulnerable households affected by the welfare changes. The pot provides £25 million for London boroughs in 2012/13, and an expected £115 million over the next two years.

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Maternity services
Question No: 1588 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Chase Farm and Barnet hospitals both turned women away last year because their maternity units were full. King George’s Maternity unit in Redbridge closed in March 2013. The expectation is that people will now go to Queen’s in neighbouring Havering.

The Trust special administrator has reduced maternity services in Croydon by downgrading obstetric led unit to a midwife led unit. The Whittington Hospital has announced it will put a cap on births in its maternity unit. The list goes on and on.

London is a young and rapidly growing city and yet no-one seems to be looking strategically at maternity services across the capital. What are you doing to ensure that there is a safe, locally accessible maternity place for every London mother that requires one in the coming years?

Written response from the Mayor
It is the role of NHS England to ensure that there satisfactory and adequate health service provision for a local population. As of April 1 2013 this is the role of Clinical Commissioning Groups in partnership with NHS England. Local Health and Wellbeing Board’s also have an important responsibility to ensure health services are taking a population perspective.

The growing population in London poses challenges for many services and I expect those across the NHS to be responding to these challenges to ensure good quality maternity services for all.  My health team will continue to work with NHS England (London) to seek assurances that this is the case.

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Crossrail 2
Question No: 1589 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

London First has proposed that the Crossrail 2 route passes through my constituency, stopping in Seven Sisters, Turnpike Lane, Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hale which is great news for Haringey as transport links need to be greatly improved. However, the proposed route proposes to go through Enfield without stopping. Will you join me in supporting the need for the route to stop in Edmonton /Enfield if this route proposal is accepted?

Written response from the Mayor
The consultation on proposals for Crossrail 2 has just commenced, so I welcome your positive comments.

The regional scheme to which you refer would, in fact, serve all intermediate stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt on the West Anglia Main Line through the Upper Lea Valley Opportunity Area. There are currently no plans to run Crossrail 2 along the route to Enfield Town via Edmonton Green, but a change of train at Seven Sisters would still improve access to the stations along this line.

 

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