Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for putting former Tory MP, who was found guilty of molesting a child, on a committee that made policy decisions on how to tackle child sexual exploitation.

After being questioned about Imran Ahmad Khan’s assistance to the Home Office on a research paper on child sexual exploitation, Boris Johnson refused to apologise.

At the time, the former Conservative MP was accused of sexually abusing a youngster, which a Home Office official stated the department was “not aware” of.

Imran Ahmad Khan has already been found guilty of the charges, although he plans to appeal the decision.

When asked whether he would apologise for “not taking the victim seriously,” Boris Johnson said the Home Office “had already issued a statement” on the subject.

“Mr Speaker, I believe that the Home Office has already made a statement about this, if there is any further comment to make, they will be making a statement” he added.