British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is being investigated over a possible conflict of interest by the parliamentary supervisor of the conduct of British MPs.
Parliamentary Conduct Commissioner Daniel Greenberg opened the inquiry into Sunak last week, citing rules that require MPs to declare interests they have in an “open and honest” way.
“Members must always be open and honest in declaring any relevant interests in any proceedings of the House or its committees, and in any communications with ministers, members, civil servants or holders of public office,” said the commissioner’s website. .
After news of the inquiry was released, a spokesman for the prime minister said Sunak would help the commissioner clarify the matter “in a transparent manner”.
At issue is a minority stake by his wife, Akshata Murphy, in the company Koru Kids, which will have benefited from recent financial support announced by the Government for kindergartens and child care.