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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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Baroness Warsi faces two separate investigations

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.

Conservative co-chairman Baroness Warsi Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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.

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