“The SNP has not had a debate in its Parliament on education for two years.”

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister's Questions

January 29, 2020

Facts

Boris Johnson told MPs at PMQs that “the SNP has not had a debate in its Parliament on education for two years.” 

Since 29 January 2018, there had actually been seven debates on motions about schools, two members’ business debates and four statements by ministers followed by questions.  

For a fuller examination, see FullFact.

Verdict

Johnson was lying. His full statement remains on the Commons record in defiance of the Ministerial Code, which demands that he correct the record.

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