Downing Street has yet to identify who at No 10 treated cleaning and security staff ‘unacceptably’, a minister has admitted.
In her report on the breach of party rules, Sue Gray revealed that people working at No 10 had “witnessed or been subjected to behavior” that “they had felt concerned about but sometimes felt unable to address.” ‘bring up correctly’.
“I was made aware of multiple instances of disrespect and mistreatment by security and cleaning staff. This was unacceptable,” she said.
Speaking to Sky News on Sunday morning, Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland Secretary, was asked if those responsible for “abusing staff had been found.
“I have to say, not as far as I know,” he said. “I don’t think anyone knows exactly who did this in the first place.”
In a HuffPost UK report on what happened, some staff said they felt “beaten and bruised” by the “rudeness” they had experienced.
Gray’s report detailed how anti-lockdown parties saw wine spilling on the walls, a fight breaking out and someone getting sick.
Lewis said it was “abhorrent” that cleaning staff, who had to deal with the aftermath of the holidays, were being treated in this way.
“We are a team working together for the good of the country, whatever your role is an important part and people should be treated with respect,” he said.
The Prime Minister is said to have “toured” Downing Street following the revelations to speak with staff including security, post office and IT.
On Thursday, he came down from his apartment to speak to the cleaners privately, sources said.