Labor has called for a Cabinet Office of Inquiry into Housing, Community and Local Government Secretary Robert Genrick to determine how government funds were allocated to his Newark constituency.
Shadow group secretary Steve Red has called on the head of the civil service to investigate the generic and his involvement in the multi-million pound Towns fund.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has allocated বিনিয়োগ 99.36 billion to Newark and 99 other cities as part of a campaign to “level” deprived areas.
Newark is the 270th most deprived region of the country and thus not as poor as other cities in the UK.
An investigation was called after a report in The Times that 32 cities on the list went beyond the 300 worst areas in England, the Office of National Statistics said.
Christie, a former corporate lawyer and director of Crest, and his junior minister, Jack Berry, were responsible for selecting 1 of these cities to receive funding. They also chose Derwan, a town in the Berry constituency
Reid called for an investigation into how Newark was selected for inclusion in the Towns Fund and whether officials advised against it.
Reid also wants to know if Tory-occupied seats in relatively affluent towns were given priority in the initiative, which ministers said before the last general election was aimed at leveling so-called left-wing cities.
Earlier this year, Generic called for his resignation after confirming he had agreed to the controversial housing development before introducing a new tariff, which would cost millions for millions of people in the multi-millionaire Conservative Party donor Richard Desmond.
Desmond was seen in a private text message in the published document, saying Generic had been requested to approve the development of his Westferry printwork in East London before the start of community infrastructure tariffs. It is believed that this could save Desmond m 50m. “We don’t want to give Marxists a lot of dogs [sic] Nothing! ”Desmond told the minister.
Genrick faces “cash for the party” allegations that Desmond paid the Conservatives 12 1,200 for 1,500 homes two weeks after project approval, and Genrick sat next to him and watched a video about the development at a fundraising event.
Genrick originally approved the development plan in January, overrolling Tower Hamlets Council and the planning inspector. In a subsequent scandal, a Tory minister suggested that voters might consider taking part in a Conservative fundraising event if they wanted to raise the issue with MPs.
“Robert Genrick, who is excited about the Westferry scandal, has serious questions about answering allegations of using the Towns Fund to channel public money to help Conservative candidates before the general election,” Red said.
Mr Generick has made the unfortunate practice of advising officials to take action just as he did during Westferry’s cash-for-benefit scandal. Has done.
“The misuse of public funds is a very serious misuse of public trust. Robert Genrick must urgently attend the meeting and submit himself to a full cabinet office investigation to make a statement on how the money was awarded. “
Genrick insisted he was not part of the decision-making process about Newark because funding for the city was set aside by another minister.
A spokesman for Genrick said: “This report is incorrect because the Secretary of State did not select his constituency for funding the Towns Fund.
“Otherwise the advice is misleading, and another minister in the department is responsible for deciding on the Newark Towns Fund bid, as is clear from the general practice is the National Audit Office report, the process was comprehensive, robust and fair – and the Towns Fund will help level the country.
“The Towns fundraising was a manifesto pledge that the Labor Party opposed and offered no alternative, so the Conservative candidates mentioned it during their campaign, not surprisingly.
“Government conservatives are investing in our city to improve the lives of local people, resorting to scoring labor-based political points.”
A spokesman for the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government said: “This claim is incorrect since the Secretary of State did not select Newark for funding. The decision was taken by another minister on the basis of a strong and purposeful process. This process is mentioned in the detailed report of the NAO. ”
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