Downing Street’s defence of Lord Bethell saying he abided by rules contradicts earlier statement
Downing Street has admitted a health minister used private emails for government business despite denying it 24 hours earlier, but defended Lord Bethell, saying he had abided by the guidance.
Bethell, a close ally of the former health secretary Matt Hancock, defended his use of email on Tuesday. “In terms of the use of private email can I just reassure members that I have read the ministerial code, I have signed the ministerial code and I seek to uphold it in everything I do,” he told the House of Lords.
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