Police are investigating an alleged gathering in the Number 10 Downing Street flat, Sue Gray’s report has confirmed.
The gathering is said to have taken place on November 13 2020, and is one of 12 gatherings held across eight dates currently being investigated.
Gray’s report, released in a stripped-down version, does not pass judgement on whether any of the gatherings broke Covid rules, but bemoans a failure of leadership in Downing Street.
“There were failures of leadership and judgment by different parts of No 10 and the Cabinet Office at different times,” Gray wrote.
“Some of the events should not have been allowed to take place. Other events should not have been allowed to develop as they did.”
The prime minister is due to make a statement to parliament at 3.30pm, after receiving the “update” on Gray’s investigation at 11.20am.