David Cameron to appear before MPs over lobbying controversy

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David Cameron To Appear Before Mps Over Lobbying Controversy David Cameron To Appear Before Mps Over Lobbying Controversy
Former UK prime minister David Cameron, © PA Archive/PA Images
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Caitlin Doherty, PA Political Staff

Former UK prime minister David Cameron and financier Lex Greensill are due to appear before MPs next week, amid controversy over lobbying.

Mr Greensill will answer questions from the UK treasury committee next Tuesday, and Mr Cameron will follow on Thursday, as part of the Lessons from Greensill Capital inquiry.

Links between Greensill, which was founded by the financier, the UK government and Mr Cameron have come under scrutiny following questions over the former Conservative prime minister’s lobbying on behalf of the firm.

UK treasury committee chairman Mel Stride (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Mr Cameron’s activities – which included text messages to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak – have prompted a review by lawyer Nigel Boardman, ordered by prime minister Boris Johnson.

The collapse of Greensill – which filed for insolvency in March – has threatened thousands of UK jobs at Liberty Steel, which was dependent on it for its financing.

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Ahead of the Greensill sessions, committee chairman Mel Stride said: “The committee is determined to answer the key question as to whether HM Treasury responded appropriately to the lobbying on behalf of Greensill Capital, including that carried out by David Cameron.”

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