BoriJohnson under fresh pressure to publish full Gray report

Tuesday - 01/02/2022 06:27
Dominic Raab says it is ‘unclear’ if there is further evidence to come on Downing Street parties
Dominic Raab, justice secretary (left) with the prime minister in the Commons on Monday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
Dominic Raab, justice secretary (left) with the prime minister in the Commons on Monday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

Boris Johnson has been challenged by a Conservative backbencher to commit at the dispatch box to publishing the full report on Downing Street parties, as his deputy, Dominic Raab, said it was “unclear” if there was further evidence to come.

Mark Harper, a former Conservative chief whip, told the Guardian that he had asked Johnson to reiterate at Wednesday’s PMQs his promise – made in private to MP colleagues – to publish the full report.

The prime minister had originally declined to do so when asked by Harper in the Commons during his statement on Gray’s update.

On Tuesday, Raab, the justice secretary, appeared to row back on commitments made by Johnson to publish further evidence once the Metropolitan police investigation into 12 separate events in Downing Street has concluded.

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