Rishi Sunak faces first PMQs since Easter recess amid standards probe

The Prime Minister is being investigated by a Westminster watchdog over a possible failure to declare an interest.

Rishi Sunak is facing his first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) since the House of Commons returned from its Easter recess.

It comes just days after an investigation by a Westminister watchdog was launched into the Conservative Party leader.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards opened the case over Sunak’s possible failure to declare an interest.

It is over claims he did not declare his wife’s shares in a childcare agency that benefited from the Budget.

A separate investigation into bullying against his justice minister Dominic Raab is also set to reach its conclusion in the coming weeks.

PMQs also comes as campaigning for England’s local elections heats up, with the ballot set for May 4.

Opposition parties are likely to bring up recent NHS strikes in the country, as well as the cost of living crisis after figures released on Wednesday showed inflation in March sat at 10.1%.