What time is Boris announcement today? When UK PM Johnson will make statement after Sue Gray report published

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Sue Gray’s inquiry looking into alleged Covid lockdown breaches of government gatherings is with Downing Street officials

Sue Gray's 'partygate' report is set to be released.

The inquiry, which looks into alleged lockdown breaches of government gatherings during the Covid pandemic, is expected to be published today (Monday 31 January 2022).

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Boris Johnson has already apologised for entering a social event on 20 May 2020 and the prime minister is expected to speak to parliament again in the wake of the report being published.

Here's what we know so far...

When will Boris Johnson speak next?

Following receipt of Sue Gray's report, Boris Johnson is expected to address MPs.

The PM could speak to parliament later today and Whitehall sources are understood it could be from 3.30pm.

Yet this will depend on when Mr Johnson receives the report and if it will be made public before the PM talks to the House of Commons.

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What will Boris Johnson say about Sue Gray report?

Boris Johnson is expected to apologise to the House of Commons, MPs and the British public once more, while accepting the findings of the Sue Gray inquiry in full.

There is some whispers Mr Johnson could announce a shake up of his top team and Downing Street staff, as well as introduce a new code of conduct for No.10 workers.

Where is Sue Gray's report?

Speculation swelled on the morning of 31 January that the inquiry report will be handed to the prime minister by midday.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson confirmed Sue Gray's report had been handed to Boris Johnson shortly after 11.30am on Monday morning.

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The long awaited report is expected to be released to the public before Mr Johnson addresses MPs in the House of Commons though no time has yet been set.

What will be in Sue Gray's report?

Just last week the Metropolitan Police opened up a criminal investigation into alleged breaches of Covid lockdown rules by Downing Street staff.

Scotland Yard requested "minimal reference" be made in Sue Gray's report into events officers are investigating but had placed no further restrictions on the inquiry.

A Scotland Yard statement read: “For the events the Met is investigating, we asked for minimal reference to be made in the Cabinet Office report.

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“The Met did not ask for any limitations on other events in the report, or for the report to be delayed, but we have had ongoing contact with the Cabinet Office, including on the content of the report, to avoid any prejudice to our investigation.”

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