Bank bossess dispute loyalty tax assertions parliament inquiry into ‘pay off of MPs’ inquiry
One Labour peer has described the group’s leadership of the inquiry as being ‘an absolute joke’.
Lord Pym, who was the party’s chairman when the Labour MP David Lammy was suspended, has been accused by peers of taking over money for his colleagues’ holiday during holiday periods, with witnesses claiming he gave the party money to pay the bills.
The peer, who was named by MPs during the inquiry into claims of widespread anti-Semitism in the UK, has denied the claims.
He was also accused of using his office for the “extortion” of some of his own party’s MPs.
Lord Pym, who was the party’s chairman in the wake of Lammy’s suspension, was criticised by peers during the inquiry into claims of widespread anti-Semitism in the UK
“Sir Chris Pym’s conduct during the inquiry is shocking and unacceptable,” Lord Pym said in a statement.
“I would urge all members to act with confidence during this critical period of public attention, while this inquiry continues.”
He added that the investigation into the claims would be “publicly, transparently and professionally concluded” in due course.
Lord Pym is not the first peer to be criticised by peers over a부천출장샵llegations of a pay-off.
In October last year, a Labour peer described a report into the alleged “fraud” surrounding the party’s Christmas funding as a “silly little game” and a “disgusting joke” designed to “put us down in the public mind”.
The Labour peer in the inquiry, Labour peer Lord Macdonald, said a new investigation into allegations of a pay-off was an “absolute joke” and said: “The only thing I can say is it is extremely disappointing but there is no suggestion of a pay-off.
“The evidence was presented on the merits and we need to conduct this very thoroughly and fairly.”
But a statement from an inquiry spokesman added: “Any allegations to the contrary are simply untrue.”
The allegations centred around claims that Lammy was paid to attend meetings at the Llandaff Estate, a £300,000 property in Chiswick, a town on the Scottish Borders.
The peer, a former Conservative MP, wa