DOMINIC Raab risked a row last night after he said it was “smart” for firms to insist staff are double-jabbed before they return to offices.
The Foreign Secretary said he “can understand” why firms would want to adopt a tough stance to keep staff safe.
But No 10 distanced itself from his comments, saying it was up to individual businesses what to tell workers.
UK venues can choose to ask for these codes, but they are not yet required by law.
But he hinted they would be ditched if enough get vaccinated.
When asked if he agreed with jabs for jobs, Mr Raab said: “I can understand why employers think that would be a smart policy.
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“Whether or not there should be legal rules, I think we need to look at carefully.”
But with a string of Tory MPs opposed to the passports, the PM would risk losing the vote if he tries to make them mandatory.