Report finds Fox breached minister code

AN official report into former defence secretary Liam Fox’s links with his self-styled adviser, Adam Werritty, is expected to find that he breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th October 2011, 1:12 pm

The findings of Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell were due to be published today.

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The country’s most senior civil servant will deliver a “damning” verdict on Dr Fox’s conduct, while accepting that he had not personally gained financially from his relationship with Mr Werritty, it was being reported today.

More questions over Mr Werritty were also raised today, with reports that Israeli officials shared sensitive intelligence on Iran with him because they believed he was an official adviser.

Dr Fox finally resigned on Friday amid a welter of allegations suggesting his close contacts with his best man and former flatmate breached Whitehall rules.