Dominic Cummings Boris Johnson’s controversial aide should be stripped of his parliamentary pass according to Lord Hayward.
Lord Hayward wrote to the Speaker of the House of Commons and Lords and questioned why Cummings was provided a pass when he has been found in to be in contempt of parliament.
Lord Hayward wrote to Speakers John Bercow and Lord Fowler, he said, “To most people I am sure it would seem inappropriate to issue a pass to someone when they have been found, only a few weeks earlier, to be in contempt of our procedures.
“A pass which gives them rights to move freely about and use the facilities of the Palace.
“I would ask therefore that this be reviewed as a matter of urgency and, if appropriate, that the pass is withdrawn until the contempt is purged.”
Cumming was admonished by the House of Commons in April as refused to attend a select committee hearing.
Lord Forsyth of Drumlean hit out against Cummings and said, “Is it not the case special advisers are appointed to assist their secretaries of state and ministers?
“So, what on earth is the purpose of Dominic Cummings holding meetings with all the special advisers, who should be responsible to their secretaries of state and not to him?”
Lord Young of Cookham highlighted, Was it appropriate for Mr Cummings to say to his fellow special advisers ‘If you don’t like the way I run things, there’s the door’?
“If he continues to act in this arrogant manner, shouldn’t that invitation be extended to Mr Cummings?”