From the Inderabid
Parliamentary watchdog clears Jowell over husband's stake in pubs
They'll be clearing her of having sex with her husband next. 'Oh, you weren't aware that is how babies are made Ms. Jowell?' :evil:Sir Philip Mawer, the Commissioner for Parliamentary Standards, has cleared Tessa Jowell over allegations that she failed to declare her husband's stake in a pub chain.
He said that under Commons rules, Ms Jowell, the Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, was not required to declare the shares in the Old Monk Company brewers.
In a letter to the Tory MP Nigel Evans, who had raised the case, Sir Philip said MPs were not required to register shareholdings in which their spouse alone had a beneficial interest.
"In short, even if (and this is, I understand, denied by him) [David] Mills was the beneficial owner of the Old Monk Company shares, Ms Jowell was not obliged by the rules of the House to register them," he said.