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”.
The main opposition Labour Party said the parties agreed that stopping a no-deal Brexit was a priority.
The chaos unfolded in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after a day of high drama in which Johnson lost his sixth parliamentary vote in as many days and Bercow announced his impending retirement as Speaker.
Taking to Twitter, Jo said, "In recent weeks I've been torn between family loyalty and the national interest — it's an unresolvable tension and time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister".
The bill also requires ministers to report to the House of Commons over the next few months. potentially providing more opportunities to take control of the timetable.
The report 'Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties', called for a reset of ties through better visa and immigration policies for Indian tourists, students and professionals.