Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she took “the right decision” in sacking Gavin Williamson as defence secretary.
National Security Council
The inquiry into the leak of sensitive material from the National Security Council was carried out “fairly”, Downing Street has insisted.
Opposition parties are stepping up pressure on Theresa May to refer the leak of National Security Council secrets to the police for criminal investigation, following the sensational dismissal of Gavin Williamson as Defence Secretary.
Police will not open a criminal investigation into the leak of secret information from the National Security Council unless the case is referred to them by the Government, the country’s most senior officer has indicated.
The Government will “co-operate fully” with any police investigation into the leak of official secrets from the National Security Council, Theresa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington has said.
Police, not politicians, should decide whether to launch a criminal investigation into the Huawei leak, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Gavin Williamson said he would have been “absolutely exonerated” by a police investigation into the Huawei leak as MPs called for Scotland Yard to launch a criminal probe.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s sacking by the Prime Minister follows days of political drama surrounding the leak of information from the UK’s National Security Council.
Theresa May is facing demands for a full police inquiry into the leak of secret discussions by the UK’s top national security body.