Scottish Daily Mail

Cameron to face MPs over Greensill row


DAVID Cameron will be grilled by MPs next week over his lobbying of ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital.

Lex Greensill, the finance firm’s boss, will appear before the Treasury committee on Tuesday followed by the former prime minister on Thursday.

Prior to this, MPs will publish written submission­s about the row from the pair, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey.

Mr Cameron, a paid adviser to the firm, urged the Chancellor in a series of text messages to lend millions to Greensill but the request was rejected.

The company subsequent­ly filed for insolvency, threatenin­g thousands of UK steel jobs.

Tory MP Mel Stride, chairman of the committee, said: ‘[We are] determined to answer the key question as to whether HM Treasury responded appropriat­ely to the lobbying.’

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