William Hague has told ITV1's The Agenda that donors do not influence him on his foreign policies. Mr Hague said that "if anyone ever influences me on any policy it's somebody that I meet at surgery or somebody I meet in Afghanistan or Iraq".
Mr Hague denied the existence of a 'policy committee' and said: "Peter Cruddas resigned because he said some silly things. Things that he acknowledges were not true, that there was a policy committee- there isn't such a committee that donors can feed into".
Labour has raced into a poll lead as the Tories deal with fall-out from the Budget and the cash-for-access controversy, a survey shows.
The Tories have released a list of party donors who attended a lunch with the PM, with Labour calling for an independent inquiry.
A look at the Conservative party donations and who paid them