Transparency in the Metropolitan Police Service

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0020
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Should the Met Police promote trust through transparency by having a compulsory public register of interests including membership of organisations such as the freemasons?

Answer

Answer for Transparency in the Metropolitan Police Service

Answer for Transparency in the Metropolitan Police Service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no legal framework that can enforce the declaration of Freemason membership.

Freemason membership is therefore not included as an association that must be declared under the MPS Declarable Associations Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).