12.24pm: Lorraine Fullbrook, a Conservative, asks Yates if he has ever received payment from a news outlet.
Yates says he has never, ever, ever received payment. He thinks the question is amazing.
Q: Have any of your staff received payments?
That's "highly probable", he says. The Met employs 50,000 people.
That's impossible...yet highly likely.
Sounds like a case for the WaPo's "Fact-Checker".