Mayor & Met quizzed on plans

Boris Johnson and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe are being questioned by the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee about the draft policing plan for the capital.

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So, what's this policing row all about?

Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris gets to the nub of today's row at City Hall.

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The simple question in the police headcount row is this: How many extra officers will be on the streets in 2015? @itvlondon

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Will it be 1,182 as claimed by Boris Johnson? Or will it be 56 as suspected by Labour? @itvlondon

More on City Hall crime committee

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Johnson: There will be an increase of 1,182 police officers in boroughs. @itvlondon

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JM: "You have not enlightened us". BJ: "It is very difficult to enlighten someone who reuses to be enlightened". @itvlondon

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McCartney says Labour has asked the UK Statistics Authority to investigate. @itvlondon

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More tweets on London Assembly policing committee

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Johnson: The critical thing is the police are getting numbers out from the backroom. @itvlondon

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Johnson to McCartney: I wasn't aware of the discrepancy and when we dug into it I think you were misinformed. @itvlondon

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Johnson: I'm not accusing you of willful ignorance or willful misunderstanding...@itvlondon

Latest from the London Assembly policing committee

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Johnson: If there is a way of coming up with a new target for rape and sexual violence, then we shall look into it. @itvlondon

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Labour's Joanne McCartney accuses the mayor of using a bogus headcount in his police and crime plan. @itvlondon

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McCartney claims the number of police officers used in the public consultation is wrong by 1,100. @itvlondon

Labour call for more focus on tackling rape offences

More from our Political Correspondent Simon Harris:

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Johnson: The 20/20 vision is there as another bench-marking tool but it's not the only one. @itvlondon

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Johnson and Hogan-Howe are asked why rape is not included in the list of seven targeted crimes. @itvlondon

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Mayor and Met Chief quizzed over policing plan

Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris is tweeting about developments at a London Assembly Police and Crime Committee hearing.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, are being quizzed on the draft policing plan for London.

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Boris Johnson and Bernard Hogan-Howe are being questioned by the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee. @itvlondon

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The pair are being quizzed about the 20/20 challenge - cut crime, cut costs and boost confidence by 20% @itvlondon