Labour demands Gove inquiry

The Education Secretary was tonight facing Labour demands for an inquiry into claims he misled Parliament about the behaviour of his political staff.

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Labour demands inquiry into claims that Gove misled Parliament

Michael Gove has said he has seen "no evidence" of inappropriate behaviour by his special advisers, reports the Observer.

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg said Mr Gove faced "incredibly serious allegations".

He said: "It appears that Michael Gove has either misled Parliament or appears to have no control or knowledge of what his advisers do on his behalf.

"Misleading Parliament would be a breach of the ministerial code. We need a full investigation by the Cabinet Secretary."

A DfE spokeswoman said: "It would not be appropriate to comment on individual employment matters."

Report: Gove 'misled' parliament over claims of bullying

The education secretary Michael Gove. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Education Secretary faces accusations that he may have 'misled' parliament over claims of bullying by key advisers at the Department of Education, the Observer is reporting.

The newspaper claims that a senior civil servant in Mr Gove's department has received a settlement, following a lengthy grievance procedure involving members of his team.


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