Lord Hain

Green complaint dismissed

Philip Green
PA

The Lords Standards Commissioner has dismissed Sir Philip Green's complaint against Lord Hain about whether he had broken the parliamentary Code of Conduct in naming Sir Philip in abuse allegations.

Sir Philip's lawyers said Lord Hain had failed to declare his role as an adviser to law firm Ince Gordon Dadds.

The House of Lords Standards Commissioner, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff said Lord Hain could not have declared any interest, as he was not aware of Ince Gordon Dadds' involvement in the Green case.

Responding to the dismissal, Lord Hain said: “Sir Philip’s complaint always was a malevolent ruse to divert attention from the harassment allegations against him by his employees.

"I’m grateful to the Standards Commissioner for finding that the complaint was entirely false.”