Jacob Rees-Mogg is self-isolating after one of his six children started showing coronavirus symptoms.
The Leader of the House of Commons is remaining at home while waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.
One of his children – Peter, 12, Mary, 11, Thomas, ten, Anselm, eight, Alfred, four and Sixtus, three – started exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
His eldest five children had their first day back at £18,000-a-year school Hill House in London last week.
Deputy chief whip Stuart Andrew stood in for Rees-Mogg at business questions on Thursday.
Rees-Mogg took to Twitter to explain his absence, writing: ‘Many thanks to Stuart Andrew for standing in for me at Business Questions.
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children, in descending order, are Peter, 12, Mary, 11, Thomas, ten, Anselm, eight, and Alfred, out in front, four. The youngest is Sixtus, three
Rees-Mogg is self-isolating after one of his six children started showing coronavirus symptoms
‘One of my children was tested for COVID-19 last weekend after displaying symptoms.
‘In accordance with government guidance, the household has been in self-isolation while we await the test result.’
Mr Andrew told the Commons: ‘A member of the Leader of the House’s household is awaiting a Covid test result after having been symptomatic.
‘The leader is therefore self-isolating along with his family.’
Rees-Mogg’s brood attend Hill House – Prince Charles’s alma mater – where fees range from £14,400 for infants to £18,000 for sixth formers.
Rees-Mogg shared a family photograph of his five eldest children in uniform on the morning of their first day back at school last week.
The four oldest brothers and sisters were returning to Prince Charles’s alma mater Hill House, where fees range from £14,400 for infants to £18,000 for sixth former.
Mr Rees-Mogg is pictured with his wife Helena de Chair and their brood in a file photograph
Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, arrives at Downing Street on September 1
Hill House in London’s Knightsbridge has 900 pupils who wear its distinctive uniform of burgundy breeches and mustard-coloured tops
It was the first day at the school in London’s Knightsbridge for Alfred, while the youngest brother, Sixtus, three, remains at the family home for now.
His children’s full names are: Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan, Peter Theodore Alphege, Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam, Mary Anne Charlotte Emma and Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg.
Hill House, which was founded in Switzerland in July 1949, has 900 pupils who wear its distinctive uniform of burgundy breeches and mustard-coloured tops.
Charles started attending the school in London in 1956, with the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne all going to its sports day the following year.
Prince Charles started attending Hill House school in London in 1956, with the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne all going to its sports day the following year (pictured above)