Rishi Sunak did not know Michael Gove was attending a private meeting of former Leave and Remain chiefs to discuss Brexit, Downing Street has said.
The prime minister’s spokesperson said Mr Sunak had become aware of the cabinet minister’s attendance at the talks when he read about it in the Sunday newspapers.
It comes after David Frost, the UK’s former chief Brexit negotiator, claimed that the meeting, at the Ditchley Park retreat in Oxfordshire, amounted to a plot to undermine the Brexit agreement he had struck.
It is understood that Mr Gove attended the meeting because he is a governor at Ditchley Park.
He no longer has any involvement in setting Brexit policy in his role as levelling up secretary.
A Labour source said: “This was a bog-standard Ditchley Park conference.
Another source familiar with the event said it was in fact a “quite dull conference” on foreign affairs.
Lord Frost’s comments come after the UK and the EU reiterated their commitment to finding “joint solutions” to differences around the post-Brexit Northern Ireland protocol.
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