The Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood has said that after Andrew Mitchell resigned he came back in November and asked to see the CCTV footage of his row with a Downing Street police officer.
When Mr Mitchell viewed the footage, he then asked for a copy to take away.
Conservative MP, Charlie Elphicke, then asked Sir Jeremy why he did not share the CCTV footage with Mr Mitchell before he resigned given that he had previously concluded there were discrepancies between it and the police log.
Sir Jeremy said:
I'm pretty sure that he was told the broad conclusions of my report and he didn't at that point ask to see the CCTV footage. If he had asked to see it, we would have let him see it.
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