The Shadow Home Secretary has today written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, calling on him to release Sir Alex Allan’s report detailing the findings of his investigation into the conduct of the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP.
Sir Allan’s investigation into whether the Home Secretary broke the Ministerial Code was launched back in March following allegations made by a senior civil servant.
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP’s letter, his third to Mr Gove MP on the matter of this report, follows recent media reports alleging political interference in its findings and publication. Referencing these claims, Mr Thomas-Symonds MP described this as unacceptable and a clear example of the Government favouring the interests of the Conservative Party elite over the national interest.
The Shadow Home Secretary said: “We have been asking frontline public servants to make extraordinary sacrifices throughout this pandemic and it is only right that they have full faith in those in Government who make demands of them.
“This report must now be published immediately for it to be properly considered before recess begins, and we look forward to your confirmation of this.”
Mr Thomas-Symonds MP’s letter, signed also by Shadow Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster, Rachel Reeves MP, can be read in full below.