Hunt faces investigation over luxurious flats buy

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s well being minister, Jeremy Hunt, is going through an investigation by a parliamentary watchdog over his failure to declare a property funding deal.

Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt arrives in Downing Street in London, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Hunt, considered one of Britain’s wealthiest politicians, apologised final week for failing to initially disclose his curiosity in a company set as much as buy luxurious flats, saying it was an sincere administrative mistake.

A spokeswoman for the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards stated on Wednesday a proper investigation has begun into why Hunt didn’t instantly disclose his stake within the agency on parliament’s register of members pursuits.

Hunt is a key determine in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, charged with discovering a long-term funding resolution for the National Health Service and is extensively considered as a possible successor when she steps down.

He arrange a company in September final yr along with his spouse, which was later used to purchase seven flats alongside the south coast of England. But he didn’t declare his stake within the company till six months later.

A spokesman for the division for well being was not instantly accessible for remark.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Alistair Smout

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