The Tory government is trying to claim it doesn’t know which Cabinet staff were fined initially as a result of the Downing Street parties, despite the fact they were issued to their own email servers.
On 31st March 2022 we submitted a Freedom of Information request asking for the job titles of staff members working in Downing Street who had been fined by the MPS for breaking the lockdown regulations to-date. Their response claimed they didn’t hold this information.
We would have accepted their response had it not been widely reported that many, if not all, of these fines were issued to the email addresses of the staff members concerned. They would have had to be the government email addresses because the ACRO Criminal Records Office (the MPS unit responsible for the issuing of fixed penalty notices) does not go around asking for private email addresses.
Their claim tells us…
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