February 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in February 2014.

PCSOs
Question No: 2014/1045
Joanne McCartney

What plans do you have to rebuild the numbers of PCSOs in London?

Written response from the Mayor
PCSOs will continue to play a vital role in keeping London safe, but my budget prioritises the hiring of more regular constables with powers of arrest, and increasing the number of PCs in neighbourhood teams. 

By reshaping the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) workforce with fewer chief officers and supervisors, we can afford to have 26,000 police constables – the most in MPS history, and many PCSOs have been recruited as regular officers so they have not been lost to the service.

The new Local Policing Model retains a dedicated named PCSO in every ward in London alongside a dedicated police constable, retaining that local link and providing recognisable faces within the neighbourhood.

These dedicated ward PCs and PCSOs will not be abstracted away to deal with other issues, as was often the case under the old SNT model.

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Anti-social behaviour Definitions
Question No: 2014/1110
Joanne McCartney

In October 2013 the way the MPS recorded ASB changed. Please list which of the ‘old’ crime types are included under the new categories –

ASB Personal

ASB Environmental

ASB Nuisance

Written response from the Mayor
There are now 3 major groups of ASB – Personal, Nuisance and Environmental – which can be qualified by 13 different incident sub categories listed below:

  • Vehicle Abandoned – Not Stolen
  • Vehicle Nuisance / Inappropriate Use
  • Rowdy or Inconsiderate Behaviour
  • Rowdy / Nuisance Neighbours
  • Littering / Drugs Paraphernalia
  • Animal Problems
  • Trespass
  • Street drinking
  • Prostitution Related Activity
  • Noise
  • Begging / Vagrancy
  • Fireworks
  • Nuisance Calls

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Anti-social
behaviour
Question No: 2014/1111
Joanne McCartney

Please provide a breakdown of ASB calls BY BOROUGH for the past 8 quarters.

Written response from the Mayor
Please see the table attached in Appendix 1111.

Anti-Social Behaviour calls to MPS by borough – 2012 & 2013

 

2012

2012 total

2013

2013 total

Borough Qtr1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Qtr1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4
Barking & Dagenham

2,265

2,403

2,564

1,950

9,182

1,854

2,046

2,612

1,701

8,213

Barnet

3,073

3,447

3,508

3,061

13,089

2,761

3,181

3,630

2,566

12,138

Bexley

1,728

1,915

2,177

1,679

7,499

1,749

1,817

2,315

1,296

7,177

Brent

3,317

3,626

3,943

2,766

13,652

2,772

3,242

3,852

2,448

12,314

Bromley

2,482

2,530

2,886

2,232

10,130

2,152

2,470

2,979

1,715

9,316

Camden

3,460

3,832

4,064

3,235

14,591

2,644

3,492

4,054

2,797

12,987

Croydon

3,819

4,329

4,914

3,435

16,497

3,397

4,142

4,560

2,868

14,967

Ealing

3,509

4,120

4,129

3,307

15,065

3,077

3,611

4,388

2,905

13,981

Enfield

3,384

3,466

3,503

3,059

13,412

2,762

3,202

3,747

2,590

12,301

Greenwich

2,633

2,984

3,107

2,362

11,086

2,291

2,762

2,978

1,800

9,831

Hackney

3,025

3,675

3,885

3,177

13,762

2,865

3,473

4,321

2,798

13,457

Hammersmith & Fulham

2,221

2,529

2,480

2,120

9,350

1,782

2,134

2,613

1,754

8,283

Haringey

3,243

3,393

3,430

2,798

12,864

2,548

3,047

3,703

2,422

11,720

Harrow

1,881

2,098

2,223

1,695

7,897

1,700

1,920

2,158

1,337

7,115

Havering

2,044

2,051

2,231

1,911

8,237

1,666

1,930

2,186

1,430

7,212

Hillingdon

3,079

3,118

3,313

2,587

12,097

2,502

2,990

3,357

2,022

10,871

Hounslow

3,012

3,038

3,374

2,599

12,023

2,520

2,809

3,661

2,151

11,141

Islington

3,039

3,159

3,552

2,741

12,491

2,246

3,014

3,497

2,445

11,202

Kensington & Chelsea

1,809

2,034

2,169

1,792

7,804

1,647

1,858

2,208

1,507

7,220

Kingston Upon Thames

1,302

1,428

1,520

1,280

5,530

1,214

1,403

1,537

1,060

5,214

Lambeth

3,826

4,574

4,987

3,989

17,376

3,413

4,533

5,162

3,239

16,347

Lewisham

3,065

3,501

3,694

2,768

13,028

2,711

3,231

3,636

2,204

11,782

Merton

1,433

1,674

1,922

1,607

6,636

1,328

1,699

2,089

1,344

6,460

Newham

3,935

4,299

4,643

3,986

16,863

3,446

4,435

5,163

3,305

16,349

Redbridge

2,667

3,191

3,367

2,599

11,824

2,383

2,675

3,045

2,150

10,253

Richmond Upon Thames

1,288

1,411

1,618

1,247

5,564

1,200

1,456

1,769

1,054

5,479

Southwark

3,392

3,785

4,464

3,366

15,007

3,225

3,726

4,429

2,838

14,218

Sutton

1,441

1,745

1,627

1,310

6,123

1,318

1,640

1,968

1,150

6,076

Tower Hamlets

4,253

5,174

6,054

4,447

19,928

4,067

5,181

6,758

4,277

20,283

Waltham Forest

2,769

3,163

3,383

2,442

11,757

2,074

2,804

3,445

2,178

10,501

Wandsworth

2,722

3,133

3,262

2,614

11,731

2,302

2,916

3,371

2,286

10,875

Westminster

4,816

5,416

5,730

4,896

20,858

4,364

5,322

5,702

4,563

19,951

Grand Total

90,266

100,545

108,055

85,383

384,249

78,282

94,500

111,229

72,376

356,387

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Victim Satisfaction
Question No: 2014/1112
Joanne McCartney

In reference to my question 2014/0318. I asked for victim satisfaction for ALL BOROUGHS for this quarter and the past 6 quarters. I ask again please could you provide a breakdown of victim satisfaction BY BOROUGH for this quarter and for the past 6 quarters.

Written response from the Mayor
The table below shows the Victim satisfaction with overall service received from the MPS by borough for the last 6 quarters.

MQ 2014 1112

(Source:  MPS User Satisfaction Survey)

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Datastore Definitions
Question No: 2014/1113
Joanne McCartney

On the London Datastore under Officer Strength you give three ‘Other Business Groups’ that officers are categorised by ‘TP Non-Boroughs’ ‘Specialist Operations’ and Specialist Crime & Operations’ please provide a definition of each category and a list of which units in the MPS fall under which category.

Written response from the Mayor
The breakdown is as follows:

TP non-boroughs include mainly units related to TP (Territorial Policing) but are responsible for pan-London functions.

The units under this category are:

  1. Royal Parks
  2. Safer Transport Command
  3. Capability and Support
  4. Central Communications Command
  5. Traffic Criminal Justice
  6. Crime Recording Investigation Bureau
  7. Criminal Justice
  8. ACPO and Support Command

Specialist Operations include the following units:

  1. Specialist Operations HQ
  2. SO1 Specialist Protection
  3. SO6 Diplomatic Protection
  4. SO14 Royalty Protection
  5. SO15 Counter Terrorism
  6. SO17 palace of Westminster
  7. SO18 Aviation Security
  8. SO20 CT Protective Security

Specialist Crime and Operations include the following units:

  1. SC&O 1 – Homicide & Major Crime
  2. SC&O 2/5 – Sexual Offences, Exploitation & Child Abuse
  3. SC&O 3 – Specialist Crime Reduction
  4. SC&O 4 – Directorate of Forensic Services
  5. SC&O 7 – Specialist, Organised & Economic Crime
  6. SC&O 8 – Trident Gang Crime Command
  7. SC&O 10 – Covert Policing
  8. SC&O 11 – Surveillance
  9. SC&O 12 – ACPO & Business Support
  10. SC&O 14 – Covert Policing Standards
  11. SC&O 16 – Performance Improvement Unit
  12. SC&O 19 – Specialist Firearms
  13. SC&O 21 – Crime Academy & Review Group
  14. SC&O 22 – Public Order & Operational Support
  15. SC&O 25 – Met Intelligence Bureau
  16. SC&O 25(2) – ANPR Bureau
  17. SC&O 26 – PNC & Vetting Bureau
  18. SC&O 27 – Intelligence Standards & Support
  19. SC&O38   – Met CaTO
  20. SC & O – Pan London Taskforce

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Neighbourhoods
Question No: 2014/1114
Joanne McCartney

Please provide a list of each of the Neighbourhood quadrants by Borough including which wards are in those quadrants.

Written response from the Mayor
The table attached in Appendix 1114 shows each borough with their relevant neighbourhoods and Safer Neighbourhood wards. Please note that these are not always co-terminous with electoral wards. 

SNT_BoroughName NPT_Name SNT_Name
Barking and Dagenham Barking Abbey
    Eastbury
    Gascoigne
    Goresbrook
    Longbridge
    Thames
  Dagenham Alibon
    Eastbrook
    Mayesbrook
    Parsloes
    River
    Village
  Whalebone Becontree
    Chadwell Heath
    Heath
    Valence
    Whalebone
Barnet Barnet East Barnet
    High Barnet
    Oakleigh
    Totteridge
    Underhill
  Colindale Burnt Oak
    Colindale
    Edgware
    Hale
    Mill Hill
  Golders Green Childs Hill
    Garden Suburb
    Golders Green
    Hendon
    West Hendon
  Whetstone Brunswick Park
    Coppetts
    East Finchley
    Finchley Church End
    West Finchley
    Woodhouse
Bexley Central Barnehurst
    Brampton
    Christchurch
    Danson Park
    East Wickham
    Falconwood and Welling
    St Michael’s
  North Belvedere
    Colyers
    Erith
    Lesnes Abbey
    North End
    Northumberland Heath
    Thamesmead East
  South Blackfen and Lamorbey
    Blendon and Penhill
    Cray Meadows
    Crayford
    Longlands
    Sidcup
    St Mary’s
Brent Harlsden Barnhill
    Dudden Hill
    Fryent
    Harlesden
    Kensal Green
    Stonebridge
    Welsh Harp
  Kilburn Brondesbury Park
    Dollis Hill
    Kilburn
    Mapesbury
    Queens Park
    Willesden Green
  Wembley Alperton
    Kenton
    Northwick Park
    Preston
    Queensbury
    Sudbury
    Tokyngton
    Wembley Central
Bromley North-East Bickley
    Bromley Town
    Chislehurst
    Mottingham and Chislehurst North
    Plaistow and Sundridge
  North-West Clock House
    Copers Cope
    Crystal Palace
    Kelsey and Eden Park
    Penge and Cator
    Shortlands
  South-East Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom
    Cray Valley East
    Cray Valley West
    Farnborough and Crofton
    Orpington
    Petts Wood and Knoll
  South-West Biggin Hill
    Bromley Common and Keston
    Darwin
    Hayes and Coney Hall
    West Wickham
Camden Central Belsize
    Camden Town with Primrose Hill
    Cantelowes
    Gospel Oak
    Haverstock
    Kentish Town
  North Fortune Green
    Frognal and Fitzjohns
    Hampstead Town
    Highgate
    Kilburn
    Swiss Cottage
    West Hampstead
  South Bloomsbury
    Holborn and Covent Garden
    King’s Cross
    Regent’s Park
    St Pancras and Somers Town
Croydon Central Addiscombe
    Broad Green
    Croham
    Fairfield
    Waddon
    West Thornton
  North-East Ashburton
    Crystal Palace Triangle
    Selhurst
    South Norwood
    Upper Norwood
    Woodside
  North-West Bensham Manor
    Norbury
    Selhurst
    Thornton Heath
    West Thornton
  South-East Fieldway
    Heathfield
    New Addington
    Selsdon and Ballards
    Shirley
  South-West Coulsdon East
    Coulsdon West
    Kenley
    Purley
    Sanderstead
Ealing Acton Acton Central
    East Acton
    Hanger Hill
    South Acton
    Southfield
  Ealing Cleveland
    Ealing Broadway
    Ealing Common
    Elthorne
    Hobbayne
    Northfield
    Walpole
  Greenford/Northolt Greenford Broadway
    Greenford Green
    North Greenford
    Northolt Mandeville
    Northolt West End
    Perivale
  Southall Dormers Wells
    Lady Margaret
    Norwood Green
    Southall Broadway
    Southall Green
Enfield Edmonton & South Edmonton Green
    Haselbury
    Jubilee
    Lower Edmonton
    Ponders End
    Upper Edmonton
  Enfield & North Chase
    Enfield Highway
    Enfield Lock
    Grange
    Southbury
    Town
    Turkey Street
  Southgate & West Bowes
    Bush Hill Park
    Cockfosters
    Highlands
    Palmers Green
    Southgate
    Southgate Green
    Winchmore Hill
Greenwich Eltham Coldharbour and New Eltham
    Eltham North
    Eltham South
    Eltham West
    Middle Park and Sutcliffe
    Shooters Hill
  Greenwich Blackheath Westcombe
    Charlton
    Greenwich West
    Kidbrooke with Hornfair
    Peninsula
    Greenwich Park
  Plumstead Abbey Wood
    Glyndon
    Plumstead
    Thamesmead Moorings
    Woolwich Common
    Woolwich Riverside
Hackney Hackney North-East Cazenove
    Hackney Downs
    Leabridge
    New River
    Springfield
  Homerton Chatham
    Hackney Central
    King’s Park
    Victoria
    Wick
  Shoreditch De Beauvoir
    Haggerston
    Hoxton
    Queensbridge
  Stoke Newington Brownswood
    Clissold
    Dalston
    Lordship
    Stoke Newington Central
Hammersmith and Fulham North Hammersmith Addison
    Askew
    Avonmore and Brook Green
    College Park and Old Oak
    Ravenscourt Park
    Shepherd’s Bush Green
    Wormholt and White City
  South Fulham Fulham Broadway
    Fulham Reach
    Hammersmith Broadway
    Munster
    North End
    Palace Riverside
    Parsons Green and Walham
    Sands End
    Town
Haringey East Bruce Grove
    Seven Sisters
    Tottenham Green
    Tottenham Hale
    West Green
  North Bounds Green
    Noel Park
    Northumberland Park
    White Hart Lane
    Woodside
  West Alexandra
    Crouch End
    Fortis Green
    Harringay
    Highgate
    Hornsey
    Muswell Hill
    St Ann’s
    Stroud Green
Harrow Central Greenhill
    Harrow on the Hill
    Harrow Weald
    Hatch End
    Marlborough
    Wealdstone
    Harrow Town Centre
  East Belmont
    Canons
    Edgware
    Kenton East
    Kenton West
    Queensbury
    Stanmore Park
  West Headstone North
    Headstone South
    Pinner
    Pinner South
    Rayners Lane
    Roxbourne
    Roxeth
    West Harrow
Havering Central Brooklands
    Emerson Park
    Hylands
    Romford Town
    Squirrel’s Heath
    St Andrew’s
  North Gooshays
    Harold Wood
    Havering Park
    Heaton
    Mawneys
    Pettits
  South Cranham
    Elm Park
    Hacton
    Rainham and Wennington
    South Hornchurch
    Upminster
Hillingdon Hayes Barnhill
    Botwell
    Charville
    Townfield
    Yeading
  North Cavendish
    Eastcote and East Ruislip
    Harefield
    Ickenham
    Manor
    Northwood
    Northwood Hills
    South Ruislip
    West Ruislip
  Uxbridge Brunel
    Hillingdon East
    Uxbridge North
    Uxbridge South
    Uxbridge Town Centre
  West Drayton Pinkwell
    West Drayton
    Yiewsley
    Heathrow Villages
Hounslow Central Hounslow Central
    Hounslow Heath
    Hounslow South
    Hounslow West
    Isleworth
    Hounslow Town Centre
  East Brentford
    Chiswick Homefields
    Chiswick Riverside
    Syon
    Turnham Green
  North Cranford
    Heston Central
    Heston East
    Heston West
    Osterley and Spring Grove
  West Bedfont
    Feltham North
    Feltham West
    Hanworth
    Hanworth Park
Islington East Finsbury Park
    Highbury East
    Highbury West
    Mildmay
  North Hillrise
    Junction
    St George’s
    Tollington
  South Bunhill
    Canonbury
    Clerkenwell
    St Peter’s
    Angel Town Centre
  West Barnsbury
    Caledonian
    Clerkenwell
    Highbury East
    Highbury West
    Holloway
    St Mary’s
    Angel Town Centre
Kensington and Chelsea Chelsea Brompton
    Courtfield
    Cremorne
    Hans Town
    Royal Hospital
    Stanley
  Kensington Abingdon
    Campden
    Earl’s Court
    Holland
    Queen’s Gate
    Redcliffe
  Notting Hill Colville
    Golborne
    Norland
    Notting Barns
    Pembridge
    St Charles
Kingston upon Thames North Beverley
    Canbury
    Coombe Hill
    Coombe Vale
    Grove
    Norbiton
    Old Malden
    St James
    Tudor
  South Alexandra
    Berrylands
    Chessington North and Hook
    Chessington South
    St Mark’s
    Surbiton Hill
    Tolworth and Hook Rise
Lambeth Central Brixton Hill
    Clapham Common
    Clapham Town
    Coldharbour
    Ferndale
    Herne Hill
    Tulse Hill
  North Bishop’s
    Larkhall
    Oval
    Prince’s
    Stockwell
    Vassall
  South Gipsy Hill
    Knight’s Hill
    St Leonard’s
    Streatham Hill
    Streatham South
    Streatham Wells
    Thornton
    Thurlow Park
Lewisham Central Blackheath
    Catford South
    Grove Park
    Lee Green
    Lewisham Central
    Rushey Green
    Lewisham Town Centre
  Greenwich Blackheath
  North Brockley
    Crofton Park
    Evelyn
    Ladywell
    New Cross
    Telegraph Hill
  South Bellingham
    Downham
    Forest Hill
    Perry Vale
    Sydenham
    Whitefoot
Merton Mitcham Colliers Wood
    Cricket Green
    Figge’s Marsh
    Graveney
    Lavender Fields
    Longthornton
    Pollards Hill
  Morden Cannon Hill
    Lower Morden
    Merton Park
    Ravensbury
    Raynes Park
    St Helier
    West Barnes
  Wimbledon Abbey
    Dundonald
    Hillside
    Trinity
    Village
    Wimbledon Park
Newham Central Boleyn
    Green Street East
    Green Street West
    Plaistow North
    Plaistow South
  East East Ham Central
    East Ham North
    East Ham South
    Little Ilford
    Manor Park
    Wall End
  South Beckton
    Canning Town North
    Canning Town South
    Custom House
    Royal Docks
  West Forest Gate North
    Forest Gate South
    Stratford and New Town
    West Ham
    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Redbridge Central Aldborough
    Barkingside
    Chadwell
    Clayhall
    Cranbrook
    Goodmayes
    Newbury
    Seven Kings
  South Clementswood
    Cranbrook
    Loxford
    Mayfield
    Newbury
    Valentines
    Ilford Town Centre
  West Bridge
    Church End
    Fairlop
    Fullwell
    Hainault
    Monkhams
    Roding
    Snaresbrook
    Wanstead
Richmond upon Thames Richmond Barnes
    East Sheen
    Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside
    Kew
    Mortlake and Barnes Common
    North Richmond
    South Richmond
    Richmond Park
  Teddington Fulwell and Hampton Hill
    Hampton
    Hampton North
    Hampton Wick
    Teddington
    Bushy Park
  Twickenham Heathfield
    South Twickenham
    St Margarets and North Twickenham
    Twickenham Riverside
    West Twickenham
    Whitton
Southwark North-East Grange
    Riverside
    Rotherhithe
    South Bermondsey
    Surrey Docks
  North-West Cathedrals
    Chaucer
    East Walworth
    Faraday
    Newington
  South-East Livesey
    Nunhead
    Peckham
    Peckham Rye
    The Lane
  South-West Brunswick Park
    Camberwell Green
    College
    East Dulwich
    South Camberwell
    Village
Sutton East Beddington North
    Beddington South
    Carshalton Central
    Carshalton South and Clockhouse
    Wallington North
    Wallington South
  North Nonsuch
    St Helier
    Stonecot
    The Wrythe
    Wandle Valley
    Worcester Park
  West Belmont
    Cheam
    Sutton Central
    Sutton North
    Sutton South
    Sutton West
Tower Hamlets Bow and Mile End Bow East
    Bow West
    Bromley-by-Bow
    Mile End East
  Bricklane & Globe Bethnal Green North
    Bethnal Green South
    Mile End and Globe Town
    Spitalfields and Banglatown
    Weavers
  Poplar Isle of Dogs Blackwall and Cubitt Town
    East India and Lansbury
    Limehouse
    Millwall
  Stepney & Wapping Shadwell
    St Dunstan’s and Stepney Green
    Whitechapel
    St Katharine’s and Wapping
Waltham Forest Central High Street
    Higham Hill
    Hoe Street
    Markhouse
    William Morris
    Wood Street
  North Chapel End
    Chingford Green
    Endlebury
    Hale End and Highams Park
    Hatch Lane
    Larkswood
    Valley
  South Cann Hall
    Cathall
    Forest
    Grove Green
    Lea Bridge
    Leyton
    Leytonstone
Wandsworth Battersea Balham
    Fairfield
    Latchmere
    Northcote
    Queenstown
    Shaftesbury
    St Mary’s Park
  Putney East Putney
    Fairfield
    Southfields
    Thamesfield
    West Hill
    West Putney
    Roehampton and Putney Heath
  Tooting Bedford
    Earlsfield
    Furzedown
    Graveney
    Nightingale
    Tooting
    Wandsworth Common
    Tooting Town Centre
Westminster Central Bayswater
    Bryanston and Dorset Square
    Cavendish Square and Oxford Market
    Hyde Park
    Lancaster Gate
    Marylebone High Street
    Regent’s Park
  North Abbey Road
    Bryanston and Dorset Square
    Church Street
    Harrow Road
    Little Venice
    Maida Vale
    Queen’s Park
    Regent’s Park
    Westbourne
    Westminster _ Regents Park and Primrose Hill
  ORB Oxford Street Regent Street and Bond Street
  South Churchill
    Knightsbridge and Belgravia
    Tachbrook
    Victoria Business and Transport
    Vincent Square
    Warwick
    Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
  West End Covent Garden
    Mayfair and St James
    Soho
    Strand and Whitehall
    West End and China Town
    St James Park

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Diversity in the Met
Question No: 2014/1115
Joanne McCartney

How many people make up the MPS’s senior management team? Of those how many are women?

Written response from the Mayor
There are currently 10 members of the MPS senior management team (Management Board). Of these 2 are women.

The MPS are working to increase the proportion of female recruits during the current plans to recruit 5,000 officers by 2015.

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Diversity in the Met (2)
Question No: 2014/1116
Joanne McCartney

How people are there at sergeant rank currently in the MPS? Of those how many are women?

Written response from the Mayor
As of 31 January 2014 the number of Sergeants within the MPS was 4,740. Of these, 862 were female.

The MPS are working to increase the proportion of female recruits during the current plans to recruit 5,000 officers by 2015.

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Diversity in the Met (3)
Question No: 2014/1117
Joanne McCartney

How many people are there at inspector rank currently in the MPS? Of those how many are women?

Written response from the Mayor
As of 31 January 2014 the number of Inspectors within the MPS was 1,288. Of these, 223 were female.

The MPS are working to increase the proportion of female recruits during the current plans to recruit 5,000 officers by 2015.

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Diversity in the Met (4)
Question No: 2014/1118
Joanne McCartney

How many people are there at PC rank currently in the MPS? Of those how many are women?

Written response from the Mayor
As of 31 January 2014 the number of constables within the MPS was 23,838. Of these, 6,376 were female.

The MPS are working to increase the proportion of female recruits during the current plans to recruit 5,000 officers by 2015.

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MPS Frontline
Question No: 2014/1119
Joanne McCartney

Using the HMIC definition of ‘frontline’ policing – how many police officers are currently in ‘frontline’ policing roles across the MPS? www.hmic.gov.uk/news/releases/release-007-2011/

Written response from the Mayor
The HMIC calculation of “frontline” officers is derived annually from the Home Office return which is compiled each March and submitted in May.

There is a half yearly return to the Home Office which does not provide the same level of detail but which the MPS has developed internally to provide an equivalent figure. The table below sets out the position at September 2013.

Police Officers (FTE)
Frontline 26276 (85.8%)
Non Frontline 4,355 (14.2%)
Total 30,631 (100%)

This table shows an increase from the position at March 2013 when the equivalent figures were 25,291 FTE (83.2%).

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MPS Visible Officers
Question No: 2014/1120
Joanne McCartney

Using the HMIC definition of ‘visible’ policing – how many police officers are currently in ‘visible’ policing roles across the MPS? www.hmic.gov.uk/news/releases/release-007-2011/

Written response from the Mayor
The HMIC calculation of “visible” officers is derived annually from the Home Office return which is compiled each March and submitted in May.

There is a half yearly return to the Home Office which does not provide the same level of detail but has been developed by the MPS internally to provide an equivalent figure. The table below sets out the position at September 2013.

Police Officers (FTE)
Visible 14,373 (46.9%)
Specialist 7,583 (24.8%)
Middle Office 7,921 (25.9%)
Back Office 755 (2.5)
Total 30,631 (100%)

This table shows an increase from the position at March 2013 when the equivalent figures were 13,156 FTE (43.3%) Visible.

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MPS Middle Office and Back Office
Question No: 2014/1121
Joanne McCartney

Using the HMIC definition of ‘middle office and back office role’s policing – how many police officers are currently in ‘middle office and back office’ policing roles across the MPS?

www.hmic.gov.uk/news/releases/release-007-2011/

Written response from the Mayor
Please see my response to MQ 1120 which includes a table that shows the number and percentage of officers in ‘Middle office’ and ‘Back office’ roles.

The combined figure for “Middle office” and “Back office” officers has decreased from the March 2013 position of 9,649 FTE (31.7%) to 8,676 (28.4%).

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Drag racing on the North Circular
Question No: 2014/1122
Joanne McCartney

A constituent has contacted me with their concerns over drag racing on the North Circular.  My constituent has heard that TfL’s traffic camera unit and the police are not sharing data that would apprehend perpetrators.  Could you confirm whether this is the case, and if so ensure that TfL and the Metropolitan police work together to prevent further accidents along this stretch of road?

Written response from the Mayor
I am currently consulting on improving MPS access to TfL’s camera network. The consultation closes on 8th April 2014.

Details can be found at: https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime/consultations/cutting-crime-with-road-cameras.

I will ask MOPAC to look into this issue as part of it.

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Rate of Tuberculosis
Question No: 2014/1123
Joanne McCartney

Recent figures shows that the rate of tuberculosis is triple the national average in a part of my constituency in Edmonton. What action can be taken via the London Health Board to combat the spread of tuberculosis in London, and to reduce the rate of tuberculosis in Enfield and Haringey?

Written response from the Mayor
Please see my response to MQ 635/2014 which describes the role of the London TB Control Board in taking a London-wide, multi-agency approach to tackling TB.

I am further assured that Enfield and Haringey have taken a collaborative approach in tackling TB and that across these two Boroughs TB notifications are declining.

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Buses at Enfield Town
Question No: 2014/1124
Joanne McCartney

I have had a complaint from a constituent that there is inadequate bus capacity for school children attending school in Enfield Town.  What is TfL doing to increase bus capacity at the end of school day in Enfield Town?  What work is in occurring with London Borough of Enfield to address any capacity issues?

Written response from the Mayor
TfL regulary reviews bus network capacity.  They will discuss this issue with Enfield Council.  I would be grateful if your office could pass your constituent’s complaint on to TfL to assist in their review.

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Lack of podium and microphone at Trafalgar Square Events
Question No: 2014/1125
Joanne McCartney

The Chair of the London Forum of Epilepsy Action has contacted me with regards to the Carol service event held in Trafalgar Square in December.  They were dismayed to hear that a new rule has been introduced meaning no podiums or microphones are allowed at the event.  This is the only opportunity that the London Forum of Epilepsy Action have to fundraise each year, and found with a lack of microphone the charity were unable to say their name or announce the next carol, which is unpractical.  What was the reason for this rule change and will you reassess this rule to ensure that charities can fundraise effectively when in Trafalgar Square?

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

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Trees in Southbury Road
Question No: 2014/1126
Joanne McCartney

A constituent has requested that trees be pruned outside his house in Southbury Road, and after much disagreement over who has the responsibility for these trees, TfL said they would prune them in August 2013.  However, the constituent informs me that the tress have still not been pruned.  Please can you ensure that these trees are pruned as soon as possible.

Written response from the Mayor
On the presumption that the trees in question are those on the grass verge at the junction of the A10 Great Cambridge Road and Southbury Road, it is correct that TfL agreed to prune the trees, over the winter months when they were dormant. Unfortunately this work was delayed and TfL apologises for this. These works will now be completed within the next few weeks.

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London Translation Services
Question No: 2014/1127
Joanne McCartney

Following MQ 3346/2010, you informed me that you would liaise with London Councils about the proposal to pool translation services in London in order to save resources.  Please could you provide me with an update on this issue.

Written response from the Mayor
Officers at the GLA liaised with officers from London Councils on this issue following my response to you of 13 October 2010. London Councils has no plans to ask boroughs to consider pooling their translation services. This would be a matter for individual boroughs to decide, as is the case with other shared services.

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School places and Metropolitan Open Land
Question No: 2014/1128
Joanne McCartney

What discussions or meetings have you had with local councils about the need of additional school places and protecting Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land?  Could you please also let me know when these took place?

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

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