Officers in uniform smoking

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-03-05
Session date: 
March 5, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1264
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London) & Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis)

Question

Further to Question 2014/0289, which was itself further to question 2013/5231 "What is your policy towards police officers in uniform smoking on duty in public in the street?" And your response to that question being "The MPS should always uphold the law in relation to smoking in buildings." Question 2014/0289 being," Will you now answer the question as asked? Do you approve of police officers in uniform smoking on duty in public in the street? Does this project the image of the Met that you wish to see?" and your written response being "The Metropolitan Police Service should always uphold the law in relation to smoking in buildings." This is not an answer to the question that was asked, why are you shy of answering the simple question that was asked? Do you or do you not approve of police officers in uniform smoking on duty in public in the street? Does this or does this not project the image of the Met that you wish to see?

Answer

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