6 Mr Adam Ingram|
65. Mr Ingram was the Member for East Kilbride, Strathavan
and Lesmahagow when he met the undercover reporter on or about
9 or 10 March. The
interview was referred to in a Sunday Times article of
28 March. On the
same date, the Member for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, made
a formal complaint to the Commissioner about Mr Ingram.
The Commissioner's findings
66. The Commissioner does not consider that any of
the statements made by Mr Ingram during the course of his meeting
with the undercover reporter were in breach of the rules of the
House. He has not,
therefore, upheld the allegations against Mr Ingram.
67. The Commissioner's main findings in relation
to Mr Ingram are set out below.
- Mr Ingram's statements to the
undercover reporter about contacts with former and future Ministers
and with civil servants and his comments about a consortium being
put together to bid for defence work were all made in the context
of what he might do after leaving Parliament and did not breach
- Mr Ingram properly registered his income from
work he carried out for various companies and as a consultant.
68. We sent Mr Ingram a copy of the Commissioner's
findings of fact and conclusions and invited him to submit evidence.
Mr Ingram informed us that he had no comment to make.
69. The Commissioner has not upheld the allegations
against Mr Ingram. We agree with the Commissioner that Mr Ingram
did not breach the Code or the rules, although we do consider
thatlike the other Membershe was unwise to agree
to the meeting. We make no recommendation in this case.
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