he Home Secretary will not face an investigation over the row about whether she attempted to avoid a speeding fine, Downing Street confirmed on Wednesday.
In a letter to Suella Braverman, Rishi Sunak said he had conferred with independent adviser on ministerial interest Sir Laurie Magnus and determined no probe was necessary.
Mr Sunak said a “better course of action could have been taken” but that he had decided Ms Braverman’s handling of a speeding ticket did not amount to a breach of the ministerial code “on the basis” of her letter and his discussion with her.
In a letter to the Home Secretary, the Prime Minister said: “I have consulted with my independent adviser. He has advised that on this occasion further investigation is not necessary and I have accepted that advice. On the basis of your letter and our discussion, my decision is that these matters do not amount to a breach of the ministerial code.
“As you have recognised, a better course of action could have been taken to avoid giving rise to the perception of impropriety.”
Ms Braverman said she “deeply regret(s)” that her actions may have given rise to the perception that she sought to avoid a speeding sanction, and that in hindsight she “would have chosen a different course of action” in her handling of the offence.
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