Second probe into David Cameron’s role in Greensill lobbying

 Second probe into David Cameron’s role in Greensill lobbying

David Cameron is reportedly being investigated for the second time this year by the lobbying regulator over whether he should have registered as a consultant lobbyist.

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is investigating the former Prime Minister “in relation to potential unregistered consultant lobbying”, according to the Financial Times.

A formal inquiry is alleged to have begun around August 2.

Cameron has come under pressure in recent months after it was revealed that he contacted ministers and senior officials repeatedly over access for now-collapsed supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital, to the government’s pandemic funding schemes during a four-month period in 2020.

A parliamentary committee said in July that he had shown a “lack of judgement” in using personal contacts and informal channels to lobby for the firm.

The latest investigation reportedly began following reports earlier this year that Cameron had lobbied the then health secretary, Matt Hancock, and the then vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, on behalf of US biotech company Illumina.

The office of the registrar was contacted by The Daily Telegraph for comment.

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