Third official interviewed in Dominic Raab bullying probe
The BBC reports that at least three senior civil servants who worked with Dominic Raab have given evidence to the inquiry into his behaviour.
They have been told that Sir Philip Rycroft and Antonia Romeo are two of the three interviewed so far, and the third has reportedly told the BBC that they have been interviewed as a witness.
Mr Raab is facing multiple complaints from civil servants, who have worked with him across a range of departments. He denies all allegations of bullying.
Senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC was asked to launch an investigation in November and his interviews have been taking place in recent weeks.
Opposition leaders and the FDA union have called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to suspend Dominic Raab whilst he is under investigation.
Dave Penman, the general secretary of the FDA, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If that was any other employee if that was a permanent secretary in the civil service, they would in all likelihood be suspended from their job while that investigation took place.”
But the PM has said he will wait for the outcome of the probe before taking action.
The report is not expected to be completed for several weeks.