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City Hall takes evidence on tackling youth crime

PUBLISHED: 10:59 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:51 05 October 2010

EVIDENCE is being gathered by the London Assembly to tackle youth crime. A special panel has been set up to gather data on tackling yobs and their anti-social activities

Mike Brooke

EVIDENCE is being gathered by the London Assembly to tackle youth crime.

A special panel has been set up to gather data on how to deal with yobs and their anti-social activities.

It is being chaired by Joanne McCartney, who said: “Youth crime is a pressing problem for London and the Mayor’s proposals to deal with it must be given urgent attention.

“We’ll gather evidence from as many relevant organisations as possible before responding to the Mayor on the most effective ways to get results.”

Her panel begins taking evidence tomorrow (Friday) at City Hall with questions about truancy and education from representatives of London Councils, which lobbies for London’s 33 local authorities, the Met Police and the London Development Agency.

Evidence continues on Monday from Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing, followed by representatives from Barnardo’s children’s charity, the National Offenders management service, the Scouts movement, Feltham Youth Offenders Institution, the Prince’s Trust and MPs.

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