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Lobbying and Paid Advocacy

March 24, 2010

Oral Question on 22/03/2010

Given that the apparent defence of the right hon. Member for North Tyneside (Mr Byers) to these very serious allegations is that he is a liar, does the right hon. and learned Lady regard him as a fit and proper person for elevation to the House of Lords, which presumably is what he is looking for, come the next election?

Answered by Harriet Harman

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will be investigating the conduct of the right hon. Member for North Tyneside. It is not for me to pronounce on that. It is a matter for the commissioner, as far as the House is concerned.