THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons during the debate on Sue Gray’s report on parties in Downing Street.
Ms Doyle-Price said: “I draw attention to general finding number (vii) in the report, which documents that No. 10 Downing Street has morphed from a small team supporting the Prime Minister into a self-indulgent bureaucracy all of its own.
“I am personally tired of reading in Sunday newspapers about officials briefing against Ministers, and about delays as things are stuck in No.10.
“I have spoken to Ministers who are getting frustrated by this. Call me old-fashioned, but when my right hon. Friend institutes his review, could he ensure that it is Ministers who are accountable for decisions that are taken in their name, not flunkies in No.10?
“Will he ensure that the reforms properly restore ministerial accountability?