Sue Gray ‘partygate’ report still not handed to Downing Street as PM to face MPs

Sue Gray’s report into “partygate” has still not been handed to Downing Street, the Foreign Secretary confirmed this morning as Boris Johnson prepares to face MPs in the Commons.

The report, which is understood to have been completed, may not be published in full if there are “security issues” but the Government wants to be “open and transparent”, Liz Truss told Sky News.

Asked to confirm No 10 had not received the findings, she said: “That’s correct and of course it’s an independent report, it’s a matter for Sue Gray when she sends that report when she’s completed her work.”

Ms Truss, who has been the subject of speculation around leadership ambitions, insisted Boris Johnson had her “complete support” as he prepares to face Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions at midday.

“The Prime Minister has apologised for what has happened. He’s said mistakes were made.

“I believe that he’s done a fantastic job as PM whether it’s delivering Brexit, delivering the Covid vaccines, the booster programme… We’ve now got a much faster growing economy than many of our competitors thanks to his work, and I believe that’s what we should focus on.”

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