Monday, December 18, 2006

Cash for Honours

'The Times newspaper reported on Monday that police were investigating aides to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Labour Party officials on suspicion of withholding evidence in a probe into party funding.

Prosecutors have advised detectives to look into suspected attempts to pervert the course of justice by impeding an investigation that aims to establish whether state honours were awarded by parties in return for cash, the paper said.

Blair was himself questioned by police on Thursday as a witness in the 9-month-old inquiry.

The police are still waiting to receive some emails and documents, while others have "disappeared", the Times said.

Neither Blair's Downing Street office nor the Metropolitan Police in London would comment on the report.'


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