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Warsi code breach 'was minor'

Baroness Warsi will be cleared of any serious breach of the Ministerial Code over her expenses. It follows a visit to Pakistan with a business partner.

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Warsi's apology to David Cameron

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:

I did not recognise, at the point that this visit was arranged, a need to disclose to my officials and the High Commission that Abid Hussain and I have a common business interest as minority shareholders in a small food company ... I sincerely regret that I did not consider the significance of this relationship with Mr Hussain when the arrangements for the visit were being made ... I am sorry. I regret that this failure may have caused embarrassment to the Government.

– baroness warsi

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