Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Deputy Leader, has accused the Prime Minister of "tearing up" the Ministerial Code by not referring Jeremy Hunt to the independent investigator on the Minsterial Code. In a statement she said:
Jeremy Hunt has broken the Ministerial Code and misled Parliament. It is not acceptable that these rules have been broken and we will call a vote insisting that Jeremy Hunt's breaches of the Code are referred to the Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests ... When David Cameron came into power, he upgraded the Code and he said he was going to have higher standards in public office. Today those words ring hollow - he has just torn up the Code.