Sorry, Ed, Cameron won't oblige
Ed Miliband's hope of dragging the PM to the chamber probably won't be fulfilled. Even if John Bercow agrees to an urgent question on the Fox affair, Downing Street would rather send another minister to face the inevitable Labour cries of "Where's the Prime Minister?"
And the identity of the minister whose afternoon is at risk of being ruined? Step forward Sir George Young, the sturdy baronet and Leader of the House who is even now at the ready for the call, ESP sources reveal. A thoroughly nice and dependable bloke, Sir George, in the spirit of Downton's Lord Grantham.
Stop Press: Bercow has just indicated in the House he will accept an Urgent Question once the report has been published, which could mean just after Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow. Stand by, Sir George