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Assembly to examine policing costs of August disturbances and the 2012 Games | Greater London Authority



Members of the London Assembly will tomorrow focus on two significant issues affecting London’s policing budget: the costs of the August disturbances and security for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Budget and Performance Committee Members will ask how much the Met is likely to have to spend on policing the Games and how this is being factored into Government funding decisions.

During the second part of the meeting, the Committee will look at costs resulting from August’s disturbances in the capital. Latest estimates are that the Met is facing a bill of more than £270 million[1] and uncertainty remains over the extent to which central government will help meet these costs.

Members will consider the implications of having to divert resources from other policing areas to cover the disturbances, how negotiations with government are progressing and how much the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has paid to date in compensation under the Riot (Damages) Act[2].

The following guests will attend the meeting:

From 10am:  Policing costs for the 2012 Games

Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, Metropolitan Police Service

From approximately 10.45am: Policing costs of the August disturbances

  • Anne McMeel, Director of Resources, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Bob Atkins, Treasurer, Metropolitan Police Authority

The Budget and Performance Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 1 November from 10am in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.  The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

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