Veil debate: Boris Johnson gives his views
16 September 2013 Last updated at 14:27 BST
Boris Johnson says stopping women wearing veils could "exacerbate what is already quite a difficult problem."
The Mayor of London was asked to comment on Liberal Democrat MP Jeremy Browne's calls for a debate on banning women wearing veils in public.
Mr Browne says he fears young girls feel pressured into covering up.