I was generally aware, because the item had been removed from the cabinet agenda, that there was a desire for due diligence on the part of the Prime Minister's chief of staff and the Prime Minister, and that that would be undertaken between the two cabinet dates. I was not personally involved in that due diligence. My opinion was not sought, and I did not see anything at the time that required my giving the Prime Minister specific advice. The follow-up to his request was being undertaken by officials and it did not occur to me at the time, or indeed in retrospect, as I've thought about this, that there was anything in that circumstance that called for more than the follow-up that was being done by officials.
On August 11th, 2020. See this statement in context.