It may seem like the delay has taken forever and it may also be a watered down version following the request from the Metropolitan Police, However the report in to rule breaking at number 10 is set to be released with a statement from Boris Johnson.
The report will be stripped of key details after the Met Police launched an investigation into around eight of the lockdown gatherings, and asked Ms Gray to make only “minimal reference” to them in her report.
The Prime Minister is expected to apologise to the Commons again and tell them that he accepts her redacted findings in full.
Sources said he was planning to tell MPs that the Government will “learn the lessons” of the row before announcing changes to his top team. The PM could announce a new chief operating officer at No10 to review HR policies and set up a new code of conduct for staff, according to one ally.
Mr Johnson is also set to speak to Tory MPs and members of his Cabinet today to shore up support.
Whitehall enforcer Ms Gray took over running the inquiry at the end of last year after Cabinet Secretary Simon Case was sacked when allegations emerged of a party in his department.
Police are also investigating “a number of events” in Downing Street and Whitehall during the pandemic after Ms Gray handed over evidence to Scotland Yard.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick delivered the bombshell U-turn last Tuesday, making Mr Johnson the first PM to face the threat of being interviewed under police caution.
Downing Street said Boris Johnson was willing to cooperate with the police if necessary and Ms Gray handed a dossier of evidence to Scotland Yard on Friday.When is the Sue Gray report due? Boris Johnson set to make announcement today
Asked if the PM would submit himself to questioning, the PM’s official spokesman said: “Anyone who is required to would be expected to cooperate in any way they are asked to.”
But police later said any punishments they dish out are likely to be limited to fixed penalty notices, which are not a criminal conviction.
On a visit to the port in Tilbury, Essex, this morning, the Prime Minister refused to say if the imminent report would be a “whitewash”.
He added: “Of course I stick absolutely to what I’ve said in the past”.
The police announcement prompted a Whitehall row, with Ms Gray’s report delayed by several days while officials tried to work out if it would prejudice a police probe.