The dismissal

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Oh dear…

26 January 2006

Written answers:

Norman Baker (Lewes, LDem):

To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to (a) review and (b) reform the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.

Tony Blair (Prime Minister):


Oh *dear*….

22 March 2006

Independent – Police probe ‘loans for peerages’ in blow to Blair: Tony Blair’s attempt to draw a line under the “loans for peerages” scandal was scuppered when Scotland Yard launched an investigation into the alleged sale of honours by Labour. Hours after Labour’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) agreed to close ranks to limit the damage from the affair, the Metropolitan Police said its specialist crime directorate was looking into three complaints about alleged breaches of a 1925 law passed following the sale of peerages by David Lloyd George when he was Prime Minister. Two of the complaints were made by the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru, and Labour officials hope the move will be seen as a political stunt. There has been only one prosecution under the 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act.

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