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The Conservative Party Co-chairman Baroness Warsi is facing two separate investigations into potential breaches of ministerial conduct.
The first is by the House of Lords Standards Commissioner, who will look at allegations that she claimed £165.50 per night in accommodation expenses while living rent-free at the home of her friend, Tory official Naweed Khan.
She claims she made an "appropriate payment" to Mr Khan for the trouble of putting her up.
She is also facing a separate investigation by Sir Alex Allan, the Prime Minister's independent adviser on ministerial interests, into her failure to declare her business relationship with her friend Abid Hussain, who accompanied her on an official trip to Pakistan in July 2010.
Baroness Warsi has admitted in a letter to the Prime Minister that she did not "consider the significance of this relationship" at the time.
Scotland Yard has decided that there are not grounds for a police investigation into allegations that Baroness Warsi claimed for accommodation expenses while staying at a friend's house rent-free.
The House of Lords Standards Commissioner has launched a formal investigation into Cabinet minister Baroness Warsi's expenses claims.
Former police chief Paul Kernaghan decided to investigate after being asked to look into the claims by Lady Warsi.
She is facing allegations that she claimed for accommodation expenses while staying at a friend's house rent-free.
Scotland Yard said it had decided not to investigate Lady Warsi's expenses and had passed the matter back to the House of Lords.
Labour had called for a criminal inquiry into the Tory peer's expenses.
The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke the told BBC Radio4's PM programme it was right that senior politicians were put under "veryclose scrutiny" but he also said:
The Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi has written to the Prime Minister explaining why her business relationship with Abid Hussain, a community activist who helped organise her official trip to Pakistan, was not declared. She writes:
Replying to Baroness Warsi, the Prime Minister said:
The Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi today defended an official ministerial trip to Pakistan she made with business partner Abid Hussain, but apologised to the Prime Minister for any "embarrassment to the Government" it may have caused.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he accepts Baroness Warsi needs to provide answers over allegations about her expenses.
At a Number 10 Jubilee party, he said:
A Labour MP has asked the police to launch an inquiry into whether the Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi broke the law over her expenses.
Karl Turner has written to the City of London Police to request they examine whether she claimed for accommodation while staying at a friend's house rent free.
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Baroness Warsi has written to the Prime Minister explaining why she didn't declare a business interest. Here's their correspondence in full.