Sue Gray Report - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:28 pm on 25th May 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green 9:28 pm, 25th May 2022

The Prime Minister today told the other place that it was “appropriate” to hold gatherings to thank Downing Street staff for their service. I go to a tweet from Adil Ray OBE, the actor and writer, who, with understandable and rightful anger, noted that at exactly the same time you were told to

“go straight home on your own or watch on zoom when your loved ones were leaving this Earth.”

Does the Leader of the House really believe that at that point in time it was appropriate to hold those Downing Street gatherings?