Officers in uniform smoking

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1460
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question No: 2014/1026, further to Question 2014/0289, which was 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." which 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? Your answer being: "The MPS always uphold the law in relation to smoking in buildings.  Police Officers are actively discouraged from smoking at work whilst in uniform." How are officers discouraged and do you  agree with me that it presents a poor image and role model of police officers if they are seen smoking in the street when on duty in uniform?

Answer

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