Communities Secretary Eric Pickles told ITV News that "there would be a process" in investigating claims that the Energy Select Committee Chairman Tim Yeo coached a paying client on how to influence his committee.
Mr Pickles said: "We have a process of dealing with allegations of this process, and normally we wait until that has been concluded".
More top news
Teenage schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes dramatically increase their chances of graduating to tobacco, research has shown.
A year after the launch of a landmark plan to tackle the crisis, leading figures say a "much more robust" strategy is needed.
A van ploughing into pedestrians in a busy area of Barcelona echoes the circumstances of atrocities that have hit several countries.