Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, asked the Cabinet Office about the function of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments and the Ministerial Code in light of the appointment of the Rt Hon Member for Tatton for the editorship of the London Evening Standard.
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