Boris Johnson says it would be 'wrong' to comment on 'partygate' allegations

He told reporters: “I am going to tell you… that you will hear all in due time on that matter.”

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Boris Johnson refused to be drawn on whether he had yet received a questionnaire from the police regarding Downing Street party allegations.

He told reporters: “I am going to tell you… that you will hear all in due time on that matter.”

Pressed on whether that meant he had not received one, the PM said: “You are going to hear all in due time on that matter.”

He added: “I will have more to say on all that when the process is complete.”

Asked whether he had misled Parliament with previous remarks in the Commons on the so-called partygate allegations, the PM said it would be “wrong” to comment on the ongoing police investigation.

He told reporters: “I think it’d be wrong, frankly, to comment on all of that until the process is complete.

“I do think people understand that… but what I think people also want to know about is what we are doing to avert what could be one of the worst crises, military, humanitarian, on our European continent in decades".

Mr Johnson responded to questions after former PM John Major said Boris Johnson broke lockdown rules.

The Conservative grandee launched a scathing speech on Thursday as the Prime Minister refused to say whether he would resign if he is fined by police investigating alleged breaches of coronavirus regulations.

Sir John said ministers had regularly been sent to “defend the indefensible”, making the Government look “distinctly shifty”, as he suggested MPs have a “duty” to act to restore trust in politics.

Mr Johnson is expected to be among the more than 50 individuals in No 10 and Whitehall who will receive legal questionnaires from officers working on Operation Hillman.