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MPs vote against Hunt inquiry

Conservative MPs have defeated the Labour motion that the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code by 38 votes. The Liberal Democrat leadership had asked its MPs to abstain from the vote.

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Harman: 'Hunt issue must not be swept under the carpet'

Speaking ahead of the debate on Jeremy Hunt in the House of Commons tomorrow, Harriet Harman said: "This is an important opportunity for the House of Commons to make clear the importance it places on Secretaries of State being transparent and truthful to Parliament.

Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman. Credit: PA Wire

"I think members from all sides of the House will want to be sure that this issue is not simply swept under the carpet.

"Misleading Parliament is not just some outdated constitutional issue – it matters."

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