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Former ministers 'ending their careers on a sad note'

Three ex-cabinet ministers, Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt, Geoff Hoon, and backbencher Margaret Moran, have been suspended from the Labour party over allegations into lobbying.

More than 20 MPs are thought to have broken parliamentary rules by accepting free overseas trips from foreign governments, a BBC investigation has found.

Sir Stuart Bell, a member of the Commons Members Estimates Committee, explains the accusations.


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