Late answers from January to September Mayor’s Question Time

Below are the answers received after deadline to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne between January and September 2013.

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
In 2012/13, MOPAC had initial meetings with Job Centre Plus (JCP) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This resulted in a pilot (in partnership with London Probation Trust and LandSecurities) in which 24 offenders were placed into employment on Land Securities construction projects.

MOPAC is planning work with JCP and partners to explore further development of pathways into employment for ex-offenders. JCP are also a key partner on MOPAC’s resettlement group. This group oversees the delivery of the young people resettlement projects funded by the European Social Fund where supporting ex-offenders into employment is a key outcome.

I am committed to helping ex-offenders and to reduce the rates of reoffending. I have recently announced £2million funding for an innovative scheme to tackle adult reoffending in three London boroughs. More information can be found at:

http://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor-press-releases/2013/09/mayor-funds-scheme-to-tackle-adult-reoffending-in-the-capital

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Local Policing Model (3)
Question No: 2085 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Where available, please outline the new Policing Structures for each borough in London under the new Local Policing Model. Please include,

A) What teams will be in place eg Emergency Response Team, Safer Neighbourhood Team, Investigation Team
B) How many officers will be dedicated to each team?
C) What the structure of the management teams will look like?
D) How many ward’s per quadrant?
E) Which wards will be in each quadrant?

Written response from the Mayor
A) A summary of the components of the Local Policing Model (LPM) is available at: http://content.met.police.uk/News/Local-Policing-Model/1400011800855/1257246745756

B) Please see the Police and Crime Plan for the number of police officer posts in boroughs and in Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs). Borough Commanders have some discretion to change the mix of resources, other than within SNTs, in order to respond to crime trends or to put specific initiatives in place. There are currently police officer vacancies at many boroughs.  Therefore the number of police officer posts and police officer numbers will vary between departments in comparable boroughs and change over time.

C) Each team within the LPM will be led by Sergeants and Inspectors. Each Inspector will report to a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member. SLT members will report to their Borough Commander who is responsible for the overall performance of the borough. Borough Commanders’ line management will be through their Area Commanders as part of the Territorial Police Chief Officer Group.

D) & E) Borough wards are placed into clusters of between 4 and 9.  These clusters are called Neighbourhoods. There are a total of 108 neighbourhoods. The number of Neighbourhoods on each Borough is set out below.

  • 2 Neighbourhoods: Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston
  • 3 Neighbourhoods: Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond, Sutton, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth
  • 4 Neighbourhoods: Barnet, Bromley, Ealing, Hackney, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets
  • 5 Neighbourhoods: Croydon, Westminster

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MPS Overtime
Question No: 2087 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Can you please give figures by rank of overtime payments to MPS officers, PCSOs and other civilian staff in the past 2 years, breaking down each by year?

Written response from the Mayor
Policing is a 24/7 service and the MPS has both London and national responsibilities. Overtime is called upon when it is essential to maintain operational effectiveness and, in the context of London policing and national responsibilities, there are times when there is a need to call on officers to work beyond their scheduled hours to police unforeseen events, to provide security, or public reassurance. Despite this, MPS overtime has been decreasing during my time in office and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is committed to driving it down.

The MPS is committed to the effective control and management of overtime in supporting the delivery of an efficient policing service. Paid overtime must be approved by a senior officer who would only agree to overtime on the basis that it is an operational necessity. Agreed overtime is monitored centrally and at borough level to highlight any resourcing issues. The cost of overtime incurred as a result of exceptional national events or operations, such as policing the large scale public disorder in August 2011 and the Olympics/Paralympics in 2012 is recouped from the relevant authorities.  Additional grant is also received to fund the additional costs incurred for counter terrorism policing. Please see below the figures for overtime payments to MPS Police Officers by rank, Police Staff and PCSOs over the past 2 years.

Police Officers 2011/12
£
2012/13
£
Detective Inspector 42,210 96,094
Inspector 15,936 69,140
Detective Sergeant 11,442,765 8,223,088
Sergeant 22,204,285 16,618,040
Detective Constable 19,995,364 16,157,660
Constable 95,121,212 73,267,640
Police Officer Total 148,821,772 114,431,662

 

Police Staff 2011/12
£
2012/13
£
Police Staff Total 29,610,073 28,815,045
     
Police Community Support Officers 2011/12
£
2012/13
£
PCSO Total 2,185,089 424,406

Some payments are shown against Inspector ranks – these are payments to officers who have been temporarily or permanently promoted from Sergeant.

These figures are derived from the payroll runs for officers and staff for the 12 months from April to March and do not reflect any financial adjustments such as accruals made at the end of the financial year to recognise that overtime worked is paid up to five weeks in arrears. Accordingly, they do not match exactly published outturn overtime figures which include such amendments.

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20mph on Haringey’s roads
Question No: 2101 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Haringey Council are proposing a borough wide 20mph speed limit. Will you offer your support to this proposal?

Written response from the Mayor
TfL supports the introduction of 20mph zones and limits in boroughs which choose to implement them. There are 15 Boroughs this year who are planning to introduce 20mph zones using LIP support and as with the others, TfL will support Haringey on this.

To this effect, TfL has allocated £270,000 towards helping Haringey implement 20mph this financial year through the LIP process.

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Knife Crime (5)
Question No: 2552 / 2013
Joanne McCartney

Please provide a breakdown of the number of victims of knife crime broken down by month and year and injury class from Jan 2010 to date.

Written response from the Mayor
The table below shows the number of victims of knife crime in the period 1st January 2010 – 30th June 2013. The data is by year, month and injury class of the victim.

Knife crime potentially encompasses a very broad range of offences and this causes problems in both the definition and determination of its prevalence. Whilst the data in the table captures crime where the perpetrator was in possession of a knife, it may not be the case that the possession of the knife was the direct cause of the injury sustained by the victim.

Knife Crime 5

Broken down by Financial Year:

Knife Crime 5 2

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