被停職的保守黨議員David Warburton違反了行為準則

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被停職的保守黨議員David Warburton違反了行為準則

大衛-沃伯頓在為羅曼-尤科夫斯基遊說時,沒有申報他通過離岸信託給他的貸款。

議會標準專員的調查發現,沃伯頓先生於2017年8月從一個與朱科夫斯基先生有關的位於塞舌爾的基金會收到了這筆貸款。

這筆貸款是為了幫助沃伯頓先生購買一套120萬英鎊的房產,他計劃將其變成一個Airbnb。沃伯頓先生說,這筆錢是以 "非優惠條件 "提供的商業貸款,他在2022年3月前償還了這筆錢。

沃伯頓先生告訴議會標準專員凱瑟琳-斯通,他當時沒有登記這筆貸款,因為它 "與我的議員角色或任何議會活動完全沒有關係"。

他在提交給專員的材料中補充說,這筆貸款 "絕沒有 "影響到我作為議員的言行。

在接受貸款後,沃伯頓先生寫信給金融行為監管局(FCA),敦促監管機構重新考慮對朱科夫斯基先生的評估,因為他拒絕將其認證為合適或適當的人。

斯通女士說,她對這筆貸款 "沒有影響 "沃伯頓先生作為國會議員的言行感到滿意--但她裁定,這筆貸款仍應在成員利益登記冊中申報。

她發現有兩處違反了《議員行為守則》。但在沃伯頓先生寫信給專員 "承認並道歉 "後,這些違反行為得到了糾正,斯通女士裁定。


David Warburton failed to declare a loan given to him by Roman Joukovski via an off-shore trust while lobbying for the businessman.

An investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards found Mr Warburton received the loan from a foundation based in the Seychelles linked to Mr Joukovski on August 2017.

The loan was supplied to help Mr Warburton buy a £1.2m property which he planned to turn into an Airbnb. Mr Warburton said the money was a commercial loan provided on "non-preferential terms", which he paid back by March 2022.

Mr Warburton told the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Stone, that he did not register the loan at the time because it was "entirely unconnected with either my role as an MP or any parliamentary activities".

The loan "in no way" ever "influenced my words or actions as a Member" he added in his submission to the commissioner.

After taking the loan, Mr Warburton wrote to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), urging the regulator to reconsider its assessment of Mr Joukovski after refusing to certify him as a fit or proper person.

Ms Stone said she was satisfied the loan had "not influenced" Mr Warburton words or actions as an MP - but ruled that it should still have been declared in the register of members' interests.

She found there had been two breaches of the MPs Code of Conduct. But the breaches were rectified after Mr Warburton wrote to the commissioner "acknowledging and apologising for the breach", Ms Stone ruled.

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