UK PM Johnson say 'news to me' that Cameron lobbied Downing Street for Greensill help

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Britain's PM Johnson speaks during weekly question-time debate in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had no knowledge that former Prime Minister David Cameron lobbied Downing Street officials to help collapsed supply chain financier Greensill Capital secure state-backed loans.

The Financial Times reported that Cameron lobbied the government to increase the company’s access to COVID-19 loan schemes, months before the finance company collapsed.

"That is news to me. But, any such contacts or whatever will, of course, be registered in the proper way," Johnson told a parliamentary committee when asked about the report.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Andrew MacAskill)