- Johnson faces a fine unless he can explain why he attended events held during the coronavirus restrictions.
- Johnson has already apologized in parliament for a series of meetings.
- Several MPs from his conservative party have publicly called for his resignation.
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has submitted his answer to a police questionnaire regarding Downing Street parties that may have violated coronavirus regulations, his office said Friday.
Police are investigating allegations that Johnson attended gatherings that may have violated Britain’s strict distancing and virus prevention rules.
Public outcry over the so-called “partygate” scandal has made Johnson fight for political survival. Several MPs from his Conservative party have publicly called for his resignation, though he denies doing anything wrong.
Police last week confirmed they would send “formal questionnaires to more than 50 people” asking about their activities on the dates of at least 12 Downing Street meetings in 2020 and 2021.
The document “has formal legal status and must be answered truthfully within seven days,” police said.
Johnson faces a fine unless he can explain why he attended events held during the coronavirus restrictions.
Johnson has already apologized in parliament for a series of meetings identified in an official investigation led by senior official Sue Gray, but vowed to fight on in office.
Gray admitted her 12-page report was limited after Metropolitan London Police launched its own investigation into 12 parties held in Downing Street over the past two years.