Boris Johnson, the former British Prime Minister, has appeared before a cross-party committee of MPs investigating whether he deliberately misled Parliament about Covid rule-breaking parties.
Johnson stated that the House of Commons was misled by his statements, but that he did not intentionally mislead.
The cabinet secretary, Simon Case, told MPs on the committee that he had not given any assurances that Covid rules and guidance were being followed at all times inside Downing Street.
The committee published 110 pages of messages and statements from key figures in Downing Street that include a No 10 official claiming that Johnson "had the opportunity to shut down" lockdown gatherings in Downing Street but "allowed the culture to continue".
British politicians have been investigating whether UK Boris Johnson misled Parliament about the holding of lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ruling party has been accused of such activities, including ministers and MPs, with enforcement authorities considering whether these parties were a breach of criminal law.
Since the controversy broke, multiple committees and authorities have sought answers on the allegations of criminal activities.
The Commons Privileges Committee compiled evidence along with numerous statements by Downing Street staff, which shows the inner workings of the UK government's strategy when facing public scrutiny.
Case, who denied giving reassurance to Johnson, said he was unaware of any one else who could have given such reassurances.
Johnson's role as former prime minister and MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip could be suspended, potentially triggering a by-election, if the privileges committee finds him guilty of deliberately misleading Parliament.