PM investigated over possible failure to declare wife's shareholdingApr 18, 2023
his morning started in north london talking about math, we just can't let a lack of arithmetic cost our economy tens of billions a year, but now the prime minister is facing questions about whether his own statements add up . Does he have any questions about things that are not related to math? in Westminster, they had a lot today, the parliamentary standards watchdog announced an inquiry into the prime minister into whether he broke the rules by declaring his links to a childcare company his
wifeinvests in when asked about it at the Parliament just a few weeks ago wants to
declareand respect that no I mean all my disclosures are
declared in the normal way in the normal way the PM did not disclose to MPS that his
wifehad shares in koru kids when he was questioned about raising childcare funds that company could benefit from, but had declared interest to the cabinet office as required, a point he later clarified in a letter to the committee Rishi sunak said: I know there has been significant coverage related with the minority status that my wife has in relation to the company koru kids I The committee was asking me questions in my capacity as prime minister.
I would like to clarify for the parliamentary record that this interest has been correctly declared to the cabinet office, but the question is whether the prime minister should have told MPS when asked about the code of conduct states. that members should always be open and frank when declaring any relevant interest in any proceedings of the chamber or its committees, will the minister explain why she found it necessary to encourage childcare workers to register with agencies and what conversations she and the secretary of state? he had with the Prime Minister and the agency his wife is a shareholder in before the budget um I know the number 10 team is collaborating with the commissioner to establish facts and show that everything has been stated in a transparent manner number 10 say there is no case to reply that the Prime Minister declared his wife's financial interest in the right way to the cabinet office in a perplexed by this investigation but nevertheless it is uncomfortable for a prime minister to be under investigation when he promised it on Downing stairs Street but months ago a government of Integrity, professionalism and responsibility, giving his political opponents the chance to accuse him of evading scrutiny just weeks before a series of critical local elections. becoming an issue again, the question is whether the public will care about Beth Rigby Sky News Westminster
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