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Downing Street Confirms Boris Johnson Will Not Get Any More Fines Over "Partygate"


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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed to Boris Johnson that he will receive no more fines over parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall, the Prime Minister's spokesperson has said.

It was also confirmed that his wife Carrie Johnson would face no further action.

Johnson, his wife and Chancellor Rishi Sunak were all issued with Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) by the Met Police relating to an event held on 19 June 2020 to mark the PM's birthday.

It has not been confirmed yet whether Cabinet Secretary Simon Case has been issued with an FPN over his involvement in the gatherings.

"The Met has confirmed that they are taking no further action with regards to [the Prime Minister]," a Downing Street spokesperson said.

"With regard to the cabinet secretary, the decision is effectively unchanged. He has not received any indication with regards to a Fixed Penalty Notice but he has not had the sort of final confirmation from the Met in the same way the Prime Minister has."

It comes after the Met Police confirmed on Thursday that it has concluded its investigation into breaches of Covid regulations at Downing Street and Whitehall, and has issued 126 fines in total.

It is expected that Gray will now publish her full report next week before parliament rises for recess on Thursday.

"Sue Gray will complete her work and then hand that over and then we will publish that as soon as possible," the PM's spokesperson said. 

"That has not happened yet. So, in effect, timings are a matter for her still in terms of when she completes the report."

"We recognise the significant public interest and obviously we'll do everything in our power once it is completed to get out in good time as we did for the interim report."

They added that the Prime Minister would address Parliament after the Sue Gray report was published.

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