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Lobbying deal 'fantasy' - Adonis

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Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has dismissed claims he was involved in a secret deal over a National Express rail franchise as "pure fantasy".

It follows undercover footage of ex-minister Stephen Byers claiming he had persuaded the minister to allow the firm to withdraw on favourable terms.

Lord Adonis told peers there was "no truth whatsoever" in claims he came to "any arrangement" with Mr Byers.

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