MP calls for Blencathra parliamentary inquiry

| 19/04/2012

lord bottom.jpg(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands representative in London, Lord Blencathra, may face an investigation into whether he has breached parliamentary regulations by accepting a paid position to lobby for Cayman’s financial services industry while also sitting in the House of Lords. Following revelations in the UK about Lord Blencathra’s dual roles, Labour MP Paul Flynn accused the Tory peer of abusing the system and has referred him to the Committee for Standards in Public Life. The Cayman Islands Government has defended their representative, maintaining that no rules were breached and that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office knew about the appointment. A spokesman for Lord Blencathra called Flynn "a far left Labour MP who is very hostile to the Cayman Islands". Read more on CNS Business

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