June 24, 2024
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British lawmakers propose tightening parliament’s code of conduct rules

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Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Tuesday proposed changes to parliament’s code of conduct to tighten the rules around lobbying in response to a scandal over MPs getting paid for external work that raised concerns over conflicts of interest. Last year Conservative lawmaker and former minister Owen Paterson resigned after being found guilty by parliament’s standards watchdog of repeatedly lobbying for two firms, which paid him nearly three times his annual salary. Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially sought to change parliamentary conflict-of-interest rules over the Paterson affair, spa…

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