Defence Secretary Liam Fox in the commons
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Defence Secretary Liam Fox admits Werritty 'mistakes'

Serious mistakes were made by Defence Secretary Liam Fox in his working relationship with friend Adam Werritty, Downing Street has said.

Mr Fox apologised to MPs for the controversy, insisting that at no time was national security put at risk.

In a statement, he said he met the businessman 22 times - more than previously stated - at the Ministry of Defence and 18 times on foreign trips.

He told the Commons these meetings and trips with Mr Werritty would now end.

James Landale reports.

  • 10 Oct 2011
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