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Yeo quits as committee chair

Tim Yeo has formally stood down as chairman of an influential House of Commons committee after claims that he used his position to help business clients.

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Pickles: We have a process of dealing with lobby claims

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. Credit: ITV News

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".

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