Gavin Williamson has defended his decision to go on holiday during the A-level exams fiasco earlier this month.
The education secretary has faced searing criticism for his handling of the crisis after the government was forced to perform an embarrassing U-turn on its grading system.
Despite frantic preparations for A-level results day on 13 August, The Sunday Times reported that Williamson took a week-long holiday to the seaside town of Scarborough until 9 August.
He also allegedly cancelled a crucial meeting to make the Yorkshire getaway possible.
I cancelled our family holiday abroad this year to focus on the challenges COVID-19 created for the education sector. Over the summer, I went to see family in Scarborough for the first time since lockdown, and