MPs question Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police
09 July 2013
The Home Affairs Committee focus on policing in London.
Tuesday 9 July 2013, Wilson Room, Portcullis House
- Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Committee Chairman Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:
“Public confidence in policing in London has been rocked by the devastating revelations that undercover police officers sought to gather information on the Lawrence family in the wake of Stephen Lawrence’s murder. The Committee will ask the Commissioner at what level this decision was taken, and why this information was withheld from the subsequent Macpherson inquiry.
The Committee also welcomes the first opportunity it has had to question the Mayor of London since he took office in 2008. It plans to seek his views on how public confidence can be rebuilt following the latest revelations concerning the work of undercover police officers, and the further arrest of individuals under Operation Alice. The Committee also plan to ask about performance to date against his manifesto commitments and the new Police and Crime Plan for London.”
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