Cabinet Secretary not 'appropriate' for 'plebgate' inquiry

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was criticised for his report into Andrew Mitchell's (above) "plebgate" row. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Commons Public Administration Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin, said: "This underlines the all-too-obvious truth that investigations into ministerial misconduct are not an appropriate role for the Cabinet Secretary to undertake.

"Given time, attention and with his relevant experience, Sir Alex Allan (a former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee) might well have uncovered the truth."