‘Cash for honours’: the inquiries continue

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2007

Labour’s top fundraisers and donors may have been saved from chokey by the Crown Prosecution Service last week, but they still have to run the gauntlet of the House of Commons’ Public Affairs Committee.

The committee halted its investigation into ‘cash for honours’ to avoid prejudicing any trial proceedings, but now there are no such restrictions. Among those likely to be called give evidence are Met assistant commissioner John Yates, the top cop who led the police investigation.

Lib Dem MP Paul Rowen said in today’s Daily Mail: “My view is that there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. While there may be insufficient evidence for a criminal investigation, there are a lot of questions that have not been answered.”

If Yates of the Yard’s views are heard in public, there could still be a few sleepless nights ahead for those most closely involved.