Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1 This request relates to the terrorist incidents of Summer 2017 and the support provided by Southwark Cathedral to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
1.2 It is felt appropriate to make a small charitable donation to the Cathedral to recognize the support they have given to the MPS.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. Specifically, the terrorist incident at London Bridge had a direct impact on the Cathedral and its work. The MPS recognizes the work of the Cathedral and the support it provided to officers and staff.
2.2. Further details of the specific circumstances that support this donation are set out in the exempt section of this paper.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. Funding for this donation, if supported, would come from the MOPAC Police Property Act Fund (PPAF).
4. Legal Comments
4.1. MOPAC has the power under paragraph 6(4)(c) of the Police (Property) Regulations 1997 to permit the “payments of such amounts as the relevant authority may determine for such charitable purposes as they select”. The Cathedral is a registered charity.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no direct equality implications arising from this report.
6. Background/supporting papers
6.1. Exempt report.