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Greensill lobbying scandal - live: Fourth probe launched as Pickles says ‘there seem to be no boundaries’

The Independent logo The Independent 15/04/2021 Joe Middleton
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A fourth inquiry has now been launched into the Greensill lobbying scandal as the government faces further questions over the “revolving door” with business today.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee has said it intends to launch an inquiry into supply chain financing, which the under-firm was involved in.

Two other Commons committees have already said they are to examine issues arising from the collapse of Greensill Capital, and a separate probe that has been launched by Boris Johnson on the lobbying scandal.

It comes as Lord Pickles says he has “never really come across anything like this” before, after he heard details of a top civil servant Bill Crothers involvement with Greensill Capital.

The chairman of the Acoba committee, which vets the appointment of senior ministers and officials, told MPs this morning that the Mr Crothers case highlighted that it “is just not being clear where the boundaries lay” and that the system needs reform.

Lobbying watchdog chair says ‘there seem to be no boundaries’
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