Concerns grow that scale of ‘partygate’ is now too great for Sue Gray’s inquiry

As more and more lockdown gatherings are exposed, there are calls for the police to override the civil service investigation

When the country was in lockdown in late March 2020 and members of parliament had returned to their constituencies for an early Easter recess, the then business minister Nadhim Zahawi set out the rules for businesses around the country to fight the pandemic.

He urged them to help prevent the spread of disease by avoiding unnecessary mixing. “Workers should try to minimise all meetings and gatherings in the workplace,” he said in a written parliamentary answer.

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