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Cameron calls for 'cash for influence' inquiry

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Conservative leader David Cameron has called for a Commons inquiry into allegations former ministers tried to sell influence for cash.

Labour MPs Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon deny breaking any rules after being secretly filmed discussing consultancy work.

Senior Labour figures condemned their alleged actions and announced a crackdown on lobbying would be included in the party's election manifesto.

Mr Cameron said the "shocking allegations" warranted a government inquiry.

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