MPs to vote on paid consultancy work ban

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MPs will vote on new rules to curb their outside business interests amid a fresh row over alleged Tory “dirty tricks” and Westminster “sleaze”. In a surprise initiative, Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that he supported a ban on paid consultancy work, which had been called for by Labour. The Government effectively took over Labour’s opposition day debate on Wednesday tabling an amendment with its own proposals. The move provoked a furious response from Labour who accused ministers of “watering down” their original motion, effectively making it non-binding.

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