Israel: Visits Abroad

Prime Minister written question – answered on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has received any advice about any potential breach of the ministerial code by the Secretary of State for International Development when she visited Israel in August 2017.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has instructed the Cabinet Secretary to review the ministerial code.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Prime Minister, whether she plans to strengthen the ministerial code as a result of the conduct of the Secretary of State for International Development in Israel in August 2017.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Prime Minister, why she concluded that the Secretary of State for International Development had not broken the ministerial code following her meetings with members of the Government of Israel.

Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

My right hon. Friend the Member for Witham (Ms Patel) resigned as Secretary of State for International Development on 8 November.

As my Office has previously announced, I have asked the Cabinet Secretary to look at the Ministerial Code and to make recommendations on how the wording could be clarified in certain areas.

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