Shahid Malik Reported to Parliamentary Authorities

Shahid Malik MP was today reported to the Parliamentary Commission for Standards. In a letter to John Lyon the Commissioner, the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics stated that despite being cleared of breaching the Ministerial Code by Sir Philip Mawer, it has subsequently emerged that Mr Malik is unable to provide any receipts or a written rental agreement to support his claims for the rent...
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Centre for Open Politics Further Submission to Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Regarding Jacqui Smith

We have uploaded our recent letter to Mr John Lyon CB to Scribd and you should be able to see it embedded below. If you cannot see the letter, check you have the latest version of the Flash player installed. Jacqui Smith II Publish at Scribd or explore others: Law & Government Business & Law centre for open poli jacqui...
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Centre for Open Politics Sunlight Complains to Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Over Jacqui Smith Second-Home Allowance Expenses Fiddle

Jacqui Smith Complaint to Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Publish at Scribd or explore others: Business & Law Court...
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Charity Commission Refuses Smith Institute Freedom of Information Request

Immediately after the Charity Commission report into the Smith Institute was released Sunlight COPs made a Freedom of Information application for documents associated with the investigation. After the 2001 investigation the documents were released. This time the Commission claimed an exemption. We feel that this is unjustified and that it is in the public interest to see how a public body...
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Centre for Open Politics Worldwide Coverage of Smith Institute Report Worldwide Coverage of Smith Institute Report

U.K. Charity Criticized Over Links to Gordon Brown By Robert Hutton and Gonzalo Vina July 18 (Bloomberg) — Britain’s charity regulator criticized the Smith Institute over its links with Gordon Brown and his Labour Party, saying it failed to maintain the political neutrality required for its tax-exempt status. The Charity Commission also said Brown failed to answer its questions about...
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Smith Institute : the Questions the Charity Commission Report Needs to Answer

Our first press release is here. We are absorbing the report before commenting further.
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