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Damian Green to stand in for Theresa May at PMQs despite sleaze probe

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Damian Green is to stand in for Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions despite an ongoing investigation into allegations against him of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

The First Secretary of State will represent the Government in the weekly grilling as Mrs May is travelling abroad.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry will be substitute for Jeremy Corbyn, who has to stand aside when the Prime Minister is unavailable.

Mr Green has been at the centre of a month-long Cabinet Office probe since being accused of "fleetingly" touching the knee of a Conservative activist in 2015 and sending her "suggestive" text messages. He denies the allegations.

In a fresh twist, it was then claimed that "extreme" pornography was found on his work computer during a police raid on his office in 2008.

Mr Green has insisted the allegations - made by former anti-terror police officer Bob Quick in the Sunday Times - are "completely untrue". However, they have also formed part of the Cabinet Office inquiry.

Downing Street has failed to deny that the Prime Minister has seen a report into the investigation's outcome.

A spokesman for Mrs May said: "Once this process is concluded we will let you know. It's important that proper process is followed and that once this process is finished, that's when it will be finished."

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