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UK Government and Parliament thing
E-petition
Approved e-petition
UK Government and Parliament e-petition
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external identifier
225530
UK Government and Parliament Id
225530
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
225530
action
PM to refer ERG funding to the Independent Advisor on Minister's Interests.
background
The 'European Research Group' (ERG) is a closed political group within the government that has been supported by Ministers through their expense claims. The Prime Minister is called upon to refer this to the Independent Advisor on Minister's Interests (IMAI) for investigation and action.
additional details
The ERG is a closed political lobby group within the government, or in other words a "non-public organisation whose objectives may in any degree conflict with government policy". Various (ex)Ministers have supported this group through subscriptions claimed on expenses. This is in breach of the Ministerial Code. It is understood that public funds claimed could be in the order of over £250,000. Only the Prime Minister can refer allegations to the IAMI - for investigation and repayment.
created at
2018-07-21T11:41:57.864000+00:00
updated at
2020-02-26T22:40:46.419000+00:00
closed at
2019-01-27T23:59:59.999000+00:00
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