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You've given us, if I can properly describe it as such, a sneak preview in relation to one aspect of the gifts and hospitality guidance. At 02380, you say:

"I anticipate this response [that's to HMIC] will include more definitive guidance to the Police Service on boundaries of acceptability of gifts and hospitality and will likely commence with the clear presumption that no gift, gratuity or hospitality should ever be sought by any officer at any level within the service. The only hospitality offer that can or should be acceptable extends only to the provision of minimal and ordinary hospitality during the course of any meeting and/or function in line with common courtesy."

Et cetera. So that's what we're likely to see in the final version, are we?

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