PMQs again see Rishi Sunak pushed on the state of Johnson's resignation honours list and why he is allowing Johnson's nominations to the Lord's to go forward.
Meg Hillier - Does the Prime Minister believe that the reward for being a law breaker should be to be made a lawmaker?
Rishi Sunak - There's a well established process.
Declining to answer the question, Sunak said that he was following the established process. Suggesting he does not have the freedom to remove any given individual.
Has a Prime Minister ever removed someone from an Honours list after the list had passed the Honours Committee? Under the 'well established process' whatever that might be?
I'm honestly not clear what the procedure and process is beyond a list is submitted in this case by Johnson, but in other case by several people (for example Corbyn put John Bercow forwards) it is vetted by the Honours committee (and others?) And then sent in to the PM and Sovereign (for notice? Final checks?).
It is clear that not everyone nominated gets a peerage as the linked article makes clear two of Corbyn's nominations were turned down, though by who and at what stage escapes me.
Sunak's position is that there is a well established process and he has followed it. But clearly that process does allow for changes, so what is the process and does following it prevent stopping some of Johnson's nominations.