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Calls for inquiry into 'MPs for hire' scandal

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/03/2010

Calls for inquiry into 'MPs for hire' scandal

"David Cameron demanded yesterday that Gordon Brown investigate a boast by the former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers that he had used his influence to change policies to favour businesses.

"The former Transport Secretary, who was secretly filmed offering himself like a sort of cab for hire for up to £5,000 a day, will be referred to the parliamentary standards watchdog today.

"Mr Byers told an undercover reporter that he had secured secret deals with ministers and said that he received confidential information from No 10 and was able to help firms involved in price fixing to get around the law.

"The claims gravely embarrassed Labour, which rushed forward a promise to introduce a compulsory register of lobbying which it said had been planned for the election manifesto."

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"Calls for inquiry into 'MPs for hire' scandal", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/calls-for-inquiry-into-mps-for-hire-scandal