The guards, which are already used by 18 police forces, cover a detainee’s face making it impossible to bite officers and thereby substantially reducing the risk of infection with hepatitis and other diseases.
Earlier this month London Mayor Sadiq Khan approved a review of the cost effectiveness and return on investment generated by London & Partners, the secretive, taxpayer funded company set up by Boris Johnson to promote the capital.
I’ve written to James Murray, the Deputy Mayor for Housing, setting out some of the key principles that should be taken into account in the new guidance he has promised for the process of estate regeneration.
Mr Khan has previously spoken of the need to protect London’s night life and is currently assessing applications from candidates hoping to become his new ‘Night Tsar’.
Government officials have undermined suggestions that setting up a new pension for the Mayor and members of the London Assembly would flout Parliament’s will.
Historically all decisions to adjust fares levels are taken by the Mayor after being advised on their feasibility and impact on investment in the transport network.
Previously seen as the cash cow of the GLA Group, TfL is coming under severe financial pressure that will limit the Mayor’s ability to implement his manifesto commitments unless carefully managed.
London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of progress in plans to hand over more rail services to Transport for London.
Tensions between the two trades have been increasing in recent years due, in part, to the growth in the number mini cab operators and drivers working in the capital and a belief among Taxi drivers that Transport for London is failing to uphold regulations.