Monday, April 30, 2012

David Cameron summoned to Commons over Jeremy Hunt

David Cameron was today dramatically summoned to explain to MPs why he has not ordered a probe into Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Commons Speaker John Bercow approved an urgent question tabled by Labour demanding to know why the issue of Mr Hunt's links to News Corporation has not been handed to independent adviser on ministerial interests Sir Alex Allan.

Downing Street confirmed that the Prime Minister - who had been due to visit Milton Keynes campaigning for local elections - will respond personally in the Commons this afternoon.

Mr Cameron yesterday offered qualified support to his Cabinet minister, who is facing calls to resign over his handling of the BSkyB deal. Read More