Conservative MP Tim Yeo
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Tim Yeo to step aside amid probe into committee coaching claim

Conservative MP Tim Yeo is to stand aside from his role as chairman of a powerful committee while claims he used it to help a private company influence Parliament are being investigated.

The MP rejects suggestions he coached a businessman employed by a firm with which he has financial links on what to say in evidence to the committee.

He says he has acted "in accordance" with the code of conduct for MPs.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 10 Jun 2013