RISHI Sunak gave Suella Braverman her old job back as Home Secretary — despite warnings from officials about her breaking the ministerial code.
But the PM’s spokesman said: “I don’t as standard get into discussing the advice ministers nor prime ministers receive from officials. But certainly I don’t recognise reports as regards the Cabinet Secretary.”
No 10 added that the PM would soon be appointing a new independent ethics adviser.
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Labour has demanded an urgent investigation into how the Home Secretary got her job back after being fired for a double breach of security by sending government information from her personal email to people not cleared to see it.
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Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said it was “one rule for the Cabinet and another for everyone else”.
But Cabinet Office minister Jeremy Quin said: “She’s acknowledged that she made a mistake, she offered her resignation and she stood down. The Prime Minister has decided that she can return to Government.”
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Mr Sunak also faced a grilling over bringing back Sir Gavin Williamson into Cabinet.
He was fired over leaks in 2019 when Defence Secretary.