Thursday 29 April 2021 / 1:21 PM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to PM refusing to confirm he’ll publish Geidt report into Downing Street refurb

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, responding to the Prime Minister refusing to confirm that he will publish the Geidt report into the Downing Street refurbishment, said:

“This is exactly why the Independent Adviser for Ministers’ Interests needs to have the power to trigger and publish investigations into breaches of the Ministerial Code.

“The Prime Minister must publish the Geidt report into the Downing Street refurbishment in full, otherwise he is once again marking his own homework, and seriously driving down standards and accountability.

“The Tories are playing a dangerous game by not halting the sleaze engulfing their government, and distracting from important issues like clearing the backlog of operations facing our NHS and reducing crime.”