Law and Order: Protective Clothing

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the implications of the widespread wearing of face coverings for the (a) incidence of crime and (b) efficacy of law enforcement.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office has not made a recent assessment of the impact of face coverings on the (a) incidence of crime and (b) efficacy of law enforcement. We will continue to engage with our policing partners on the implications of face coverings for crime and investigation.

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