Cameron ‘blocked rule change’ that might have prevented him lobbying for Greensill

Cameron ‘blocked rule change’ that might have prevented him lobbying for Greensill

The Guardian

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Labour says former PM ordered Tory peers to vote against amendment that would have required him to declare his interests

Labour has accused David Cameron of blocking rule changes that could have stopped the former prime minister from personally lobbying Whitehall officials on behalf of collapsed lender Greensill Capital without publicly declaring his interests.

The opposition party put forward amendments to the Lobbying Act in 2014 that would have increased transparency and scrutiny of in-house lobbying, which is when companies deploy their own staff to influence government officials, rather than outsourcing those efforts to third-parties like consultants.

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