A Boris Policeman’s lot is not a happy one

It is appalling that the Government will not answer a question in an honest or straightforward basis. On Tuesday my MP asked the Government a clear question and they simply ignored the question and responded based on a few words that did not in any way reflect on the the question. The MP in question is Caroline Lucas and her written question was directed to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office. So the Chancellor and Minister is Steve Barclay and yet the answer came from Michael Ellis who is the Paymaster General. So the question and answer is below although the information can be found here.

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the Prime Minister wore a police uniform during televised media interviews on 6 December 2021; and whether the Prime Minister sought (a) permission from (i) the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police or (ii) other relevant police authorities to wear police uniform during media interviews and (b) advice from officials on potential implications for the separation of Ministerial and police roles of a Minister (A) wearing and (B) widely publicising the wearing of police uniform; and if he will make a statement.

Michael Ellis: On 6 December, the Prime Minister accompanied Merseyside Police to watch their County Lines enforcement work in action. His attendance and participation was agreed with Merseyside Police, who ensured that clothing and protective equipment, to reflect the operational conditions, was provided.

So how can we challenge the Government and find a way for the MPs to get an answer to their questions?

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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