Partygate: ‘Not instantly apparent’ investigation wanted into alleged Carrie Johnson Downing Road lockdown occasion, minister says

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A minister has mentioned it’s “not instantly apparent” an investigation is required into allegations that Carrie Johnson held a lockdown occasion that was not a part of the Sue Grey inquiry.

Chris Philp, the expertise and digital financial system minister, instructed Sky Information’ Kay Burley that there was an “unbelievably complete set of investigations” over the previous six months into events that breached COVID rules.

He mentioned: “Having had two separate investigations, together with by the police, over many months it is not instantly apparent to me that we want any extra investigations when this has in all probability, rightly, been essentially the most totally investigated set of incidents in latest instances.”

Over the weekend The Sunday Instances revealed that Cupboard Secretary Simon Case was instructed of beforehand unseen messages suggesting the prime minister’s spouse held a gathering within the No 10 flat with a number of pals for her husband’s 56th birthday on 19 June 2020.

The prime minister is known to have additionally been within the flat. On the time two or extra individuals have been banned from being indoors aside from work functions.

The occasion has not beforehand been made public and is known to haven’t been a part of the Sue Grey investigation.

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