Consultation on spit guards

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What level and type of consultation will take place on the Metropolitan Police Service's proposed use of spit guards in custody, following your decision to block their pilot?


Answer for Consultation on spit guards

Answer for Consultation on spit guards

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It was not my decision to block any pilot of spit guards. The Commissioner and I discussed the matter and agreed that before any decision should be taken concerning spit guards, it was important to more fully engage and consult with the public. The Commissioner decided not to press on with spit guards at that time. 

The MPS's consultation on the pilot of the use of Spit Guards within a limited number of custody suits in North East London is running until the 5th December.