THE Scottish Conservative Party only has one question for Boris Johnson right now  — will he quit?

But while Douglas Ross and others have made that call, Conservative MPs from England had a variety of questions to ask the PM after he made his "partygate" apology over gatherings held by government figures during Covid lockdowns in the House of Commons.

And none of them were remotely about the scandal now engulfing Johnson's premiership.

Instead, they offered up a range of questions on other subjects ranging from health and jobs to the environment that allowed Johnson a chance to compose himself.

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Alberto Costa elicited roars from the chamber when he stood up to ask about washing machines technology. He got part way through his question before Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle had to intervene and ask for order. Costa asked: "Will the Prime Minister ask his ministers to look into the viability of my bill which has cross-party support and seeks to introduce inexpensive micro-plastic filters on all new washing machines?" 

Johnson replied: "I believe that we should tackle micro-plastic pollution Mr Speaker and I am glad that DEFRA [the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] are looking at the introduction of legislation for microfibre filters on washing machines and as a cost beneficial solution."

Joy Morrissey MP used her question to ask the PM to join her in paying tribute to the volunteers who preserve the "precious green space" of Colne Valley Regional Park, while Suzanne Webb's was about the reducing number of claimants using Stourbridge job centre. 

Mark Jenkinson asked about financing for nuclear power and Jack Brereton said investment in Stoke-on-Trent was an example of "levelling-up", as per government strategy.

Tory backbencher Peter Bone asked Johnson to support his bid to abolish the BBC licence fee.

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Johnson replied: "I have high respect for the media judgement of my honourable friend and though I understand some of his strictures about the BBC, Mr Speaker, I would also say that it is a great national institution."

And Alicia Kearns appealed to the PM to encourage tourism in Rutland following the discoveries of Roman and prehistoric artefacts.

Johnson said: "Well, I am agog. I am longing to come and see these extraordinary additions to the cultural heritage of Rutland and I thank her for drawing it to my attention and look forward to making a visit as soon as I can."