Inquiry failed, MPs told

A GOVERNMENT investigation into the so-called Plebgate affair failed on a number of levels, it has been claimed.


The Commons Public Administration Committee, which is chaired by Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin, said the events leading up to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as Government Chief Whip have demonstrated again the structures for investigating alleged breaches of the Ministerial Code did not work.
 

The committee, which also includes Witham MP Priti Patel, investigated the handling of the affair and its report has now been published.

It concluded the Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood had "failed to resolve" key questions about the affair when he looked into the matter.

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10:07am Wed 23 Jan 13

wellnow says...

If he had not over stepped the mark non of this would have been necessary.did they state that I wonder?
If he had not over stepped the mark non of this would have been necessary.did they state that I wonder? wellnow

12:29pm Wed 23 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

Just like all inquiries, when it comes down to it there is always a sad lack of someone with balls that can see right from wrong and justice clearly!
Just like all inquiries, when it comes down to it there is always a sad lack of someone with balls that can see right from wrong and justice clearly! totallyfootball

4:27pm Wed 23 Jan 13

smokeyjoe,colchester says...

Who is lying then? Or is it a case of corrupt cops and robbers?
Who is lying then? Or is it a case of corrupt cops and robbers? smokeyjoe,colchester

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