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David Lammy apologises for late financial declarations

Tottenham MP being investigated over alleged breach of parliamentary code

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Tottenham MP David Lammy is being investigated for alleged breaches of parliamentary rules on declaring financial interests.Tottenham MP David Lammy is being investigated for alleged breaches of parliamentary rules on declaring financial interests.

The parliamentary standards commissioner has launched a probe into possible breaches of the MPs’ code of conduct relating to earnings, gifts and foreign travel.The parliamentary standards commissioner has launched a probe into possible breaches of the MPs’ code of conduct relating to earnings, gifts and foreign travel.

Under the rules, MPs must register changes to their financial interests within 28 days, but Lammy’s register includes items registered outside of that deadline.Under the rules, MPs must register changes to their financial interests within 28 days, but Lammy’s register includes items registered outside of that deadline.

The Tottenham MP has apologised and says he has put “revised systems” in place to prevent late declarations.The Tottenham MP has apologised and says he has put “revised systems” in place to prevent late declarations.

His financial register includes a £3,280 payment from the Canary Wharf Group for a speech and question-and-answer session on 1st December 2021, that was registered on 27th May 2022.His financial register includes a £3,280 payment from the Canary Wharf Group for a speech and question-and-answer session on 1st December 2021, that was registered on 27th May 2022.

According to an update to the UK parliament website, standards commissioner Kathryn Stone opened an investigation into the allegations on 16th June.According to an update to the UK parliament website, standards commissioner Kathryn Stone opened an investigation into the allegations on 16th June.

A spokesperson for the Tottenham MP said: “David Lammy takes his declaration responsibilities seriously and as soon as this was brought to his attention he wrote to the registrar of members’ financial interests to apologise for the administrative errors in his office which led to late declarations in December last year.A spokesperson for the Tottenham MP said: “David Lammy takes his declaration responsibilities seriously and as soon as this was brought to his attention he wrote to the registrar of members’ financial interests to apologise for the administrative errors in his office which led to late declarations in December last year.

“He has assured the registrar that he has put revised systems in place so that declarations are made in a timely manner. We are happy to provide the parliamentary standards commissioner with any further information.”“He has assured the registrar that he has put revised systems in place so that declarations are made in a timely manner. We are happy to provide the parliamentary standards commissioner with any further information.”

Earlier this month, the standards watchdog launched an investigation into Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over alleged rule breaches also believed to be linked to late declarations. Sir Keir said he was “absolutely confident” he had not broken the rules and blamed “administrative errors”.Earlier this month, the standards watchdog launched an investigation into Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over alleged rule breaches also believed to be linked to late declarations. Sir Keir said he was “absolutely confident” he had not broken the rules and blamed “administrative errors”.