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EDM (Early Day Motion) 214: tabled on 18 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the announcement from the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime of the Metropolitan Police Service Public Access and Engagement Strategy; recognises the cuts forced on the Metropolitan Police Service by the Government requiring another £400 million cut in funding on top of the £600 million savings already made; is concerned by the cuts to 24/7 front counter services; further notes that, while reporting rates at counters are falling, they are still very important services for elderly Londoners and those for whom English is a second language; notes that the Metropolitan Police's own equality impact assessment accepts that this move disproportionally affects members of the BAME community; and urges the Metropolitan Police and Government to rethink policies that will cost London front desks in more deprived areas such as Ealing, Southall.