Ministerial Code

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:19 pm on 15th November 2005.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 8:19 pm, 15th November 2005

I cannot let the Minister get away with that. It is not my intention to spend too much time raking over the coals, but he must accept that the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has since admitted making telephone calls to investment bankers while he was a Cabinet Minister. In my view, that is not a technical breach of the code but one of the most serious breaches in recent years.