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TSC MPs call for Lord Myners to go

MPs in the Treasury Select Committee have reportedly called for embattled City Minister Lord Myners to resign after new evidence was submitted about Sir Fred Goodwin’s pension.

According to the Times, Conservative MPs Andrew Tyrie and Michael Fallon claim the letter submitted by former RBS chairman Sir Tom McKillop “flatly contradicts” the evidence Lord Myners gave to the TSC last month.

Fallon says: “It flatly contradicts him because he told our committee that he did not get any information about the pension, he did not ask for information and he was not told about it. On the contrary, Tom McKillop makes it clear that Lord Myners was told each detail of the pension. He has completely misled the committee and misled Parliament. Misleading Parliament is a serious offence, misleading the public is even worse. The honourable thing to do now would be to resign.”

Tyrie reportedly put the matter to Chancellor Alistair Darling in the Commons, asking, “don’t you now think that Lord Myners’ position is unsustainable?”

But Darling said: “No I don’t. This letter has just been released. We will need to consider what he’s got to say and respond in due course.”


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