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Do we really need the Lobby system anymore? Guido just mentioned in passing something iffy about someone who advertised that he was “Proud to Fund Labour” on Monday and pretty damn quick on Tuesday the matter is raised in parliament:

Notices given on Tuesday 18 July

1
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the contract for legal services to the Office of Government Commerce is next likely to be subject to competitive tendering; and if he will make a statement.
(87603)
2
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many organisations submitted bids for the provision of legal services to the Office of Government Commerce when it was last tendered; and if he will make a statement.
(87604)
3
N
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have had with Mr Hamish Sandison since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Hamish is a failed wannabee New Labour MP , this could possibly be interesting…



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