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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Brown defends bringing Malik back
From BBC News at 11:58 GMT, Thursday, 11 June 2009 12:58 UK:
Gordon Brown has denied he acted too quickly in bringing Shahid Malik back into government, following new allegations about the MP's expenses.

Mr Brown said the communities minister was cleared by watchdog Sir Philip Mawer of breaching the ministerial code over the first set of allegations.

And he would be answerable to independent auditors - like all other MPs - over any further allegations.

Mr Malik denies a Daily Telegraph story about claiming for two offices.
See earlier report from The Telegraph, 10 June 2009: MPs' expenses: Shahid Malik admits charging taxpayer for two houses

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 6/11/2009
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