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10 Downing Street: Alcoholic Drinks

Question for Prime Minister

UIN 114640, tabled on 31 January 2022

To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Cabinet Office report entitled Investigation into alleged gatherings on Government premises during covid restrictions - update published on 31 January 2022, if he will publish existing policy governing consumption of alcohol at 10 Downing Street.

Answered on

3 February 2022

The Civil Service Code governs the overarching conduct of civil servants. This includes the requirement to “always act in a way that is professional”.

The Government has accepted the Second Permanent Secretary’s general findings in full. As the published update states, steps must be taken “to ensure that every Government Department has a clear and robust policy in place covering the consumption of alcohol in the workplace.”

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