'Championing the rights of children'

Gove summoned before MPs over advisers' 'bullying' case

Garry Thu 28 Feb 2013 08:04

Michael Gove is to be summoned to reappear before MPs to face further questions about what he knew of claims of bullying by his key advisers.

The Education Select Committee has recalled the education secretary and the Department for Education's permanent secretary, Chris Wormald.

Mr Gove had previously told the MPs he had been unaware of any such claims.

Two members of his staff have been involved in a grievance procedure involving a senior civil servant.

A date for Mr Gove and Mr Wormald to appear before the committee is now being sought.

In a written response to acting chair of the committee Patricia Glass, Mr Gove said he was free the next day on Thursday 28 February.

But the committee has turned down that offer and a later date will be announced.

Read more ... (BBC News - 27 February)