Johnson said that he was "bewildered and appalled" after receiving a letter from the from a House of Commons committee.
Politicians have claimed Conservative MPs were being "manhandled" and bullied into voting with the government to oppose a ban, counter to what their party manifesto said in 2019.
The Treasury chief, Rishi Sunak, a potential rival for the PM’s office, tweeted, ”I stand behind the PM hundred per cent as he takes our country forward. The PM was right to apologise and I do support his request for patience while Sue Gray, a public service veteran with a reputation as a straight-shooter, carries out her enquiry.”
“All five criteria of genocide are evident in Xinjiang,” she said. The detainees were subject to “brutal torture methods, including beatings with metal prods, electric shocks and whips”.
Opposition MPs did try to force an amendment committing the government to allow unaccompanied child refugees to continue to be reunited with their families in the UK after Brexit.
The watchdog said his suggestion that the men were there to discuss redecorating the London flat was "ludicrous".
The bill was published just hours after the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, rejected a government's bid for a meaningful vote on the London-Brussels Brexit agreement in the day.
Johnson's Brexit deal ditches the backstop, the "insurance policy" designed to prevent a return to physical checks on the Irish border which will, in effect, draw a new customs border in the Irish Sea, because goods which could then travel onwards to Ireland will have to pay a duty tax.
Johnson is currently making a statement to lawmakers, after which there will be a debate and then votes on amendments and finally - if all goes according to the government's plan - his deal.