Boris Defends Cuts

Boris Johnson defended his draft budget for 2013/14 budget in which he proposed the Metropolitan Police must cut 9 per cent from its budget. He was facing questions at City Hall from the Assembly Budget and Performance Committee.

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Boris defends cuts in the emergency services budget

London's mayor has defended his proposal to cut the budget for emergency services for the 2013/2014 and insists that there quality will actually improve.

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Labour wants to know if the cuts will harm policing. The mayor claims crime is falling. @itvlondon

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Labour''s John Biggs: "Will there be any loss in the capacity of the fire service?" Johnson: "On the contrary" @itvlondon

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Johnson claims more Londoners will be within the six minute target for first reponse fire engines. @itvlondon

Boris facing questions from London Assembly at City Hall

London's Mayor is currently facing questions from the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee on his draft 2013/14 budget. It proposes the Metropolitan Police must cut 9 per cent from its budget.

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London mayor Boris Johnson is facing questions from the London Assembly about his budget and proposed fire and police cuts. @itvlondon

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Johnson claims "prudent management" has allowed him to cut City Hall's share of Londoners' council tax by 20% since 2008. @itvlondon