Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick has advised former Prime Minister Boris Johnson to not include his father, Stanley Johnson, in his resignation honours list.
Reports had previously suggested that Boris Johnson planned to nominate his father for a knighthood, which led to outcries from opposition politicians and members of his own party.
The controversy began when reports emerged that Boris Johnson planned to nominate his father, Stanley Johnson, for a knighthood in his resignation honours list.
This led to criticism from members of his own party, including former Brexit secretary David Davis, who called it a "ridiculous" and "corrosive" move.
Opposition party leader Sir Keir Starmer also condemned the move, calling it "absolutely outrageous".
In response to the crisis, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick advised against the knighthood being awarded to family members, "As a principal, is it wise for a prime minister to nominate a member of their own family for an honour?
No, absolutely not.
" It was later reported that the list would only feature around 50 names, lower than the figure of 100 previously reported.
Labour has called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to block any possible nomination of Stanley Johnson.