Theresa Williams will face MPs on Wednesday for the first time in nearly two months after being appointed as the Government’s first Home Secretary.
The Labour MP will face questions on her record and her role in the EU referendum and the impact of Brexit on workers.
A Conservative source told PoliticsHome the prime minister will face “a barrage of questions” about her role, including questions about the impact on jobs and wages and the role of the courts in the Brexit process.
“It’s going to be a tough test,” said the source.
“There’s going be a lot of questions about her record.”
Theresa and her husband Philip Williams, who are the parents of the Prime Minister, were at the centre of a bitter row last year after the family was accused of “vulture capitalism” by an ex-businesswoman, Emma Thompson.
Ms Thompson, a former Labour MP, launched a legal challenge against the couple, saying their “business” was “an obscene form of exploitation”.
The case against the family is still pending.
During her time as Prime Minister in the summer of 2017, Ms May led the Government in implementing a new anti-corruption scheme that was described as a “major reform”.
But her tenure has been plagued by controversy, with the Government having to pay a $1m fine for breaching a £12.7m spending watchdog’s rules in relation to spending on Brexit, which the Conservatives said was “far less than the Government originally expected”.
The Conservatives had hoped to introduce the same measures during the first half of 2020, but Mr May has been criticised for not moving fast enough.
During the Brexit debate, Labour called on the Government to scrap the spending watchdog.
“Labour’s demand is clear: to scrap our watchdog, it must scrap the Government,” shadow attorney-general Emily Thornberry said.
The Government must come clean on how it spends billions of taxpayer’s money to deliver Brexit and it must also end its illegal secrecy around Brexit.” “
This must end now.
The Government must come clean on how it spends billions of taxpayer’s money to deliver Brexit and it must also end its illegal secrecy around Brexit.”
The Prime Minister will face the MPs for the second time since being appointed Home Secretary on July 1, when she had previously held the role for eight months.
Ms Williams is also facing a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.