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, 2013 MR TIM YEO MP Dear Sir, This weekend the Sunday Times revealed video footage showing Tim Yeo, the Member of Parliament for South Suffolk and Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee committing what, prima facie, appears to be an offence under the Bribery Act 2010. Contrary to the Act Mr Yeo “agrees to receive or accepts a financial or other advantage intending that, in consequence, a relevant function or activity should be performed improperly”. Video evidence shows Mr Yeo boasting that: “If you want to meet the right people, I can facilitate all those introductions and I can use the knowledge I get from what is quite an active network of connections.” He agreed to do this for a fee of £7,000-a-day. When asked by the undercover reporters whether this would include Ministers, Mr Yeo clearly replies: “Yes.” Mr Yeo has also boasted of coaching a witness, with whom he has a financial relationship, before they appeared before his Select Committee: “This morning I had a case, in front of the committee we had a company called Great British Railfreight who have big contracts for moving coal and biomass around the country. And I said, because GB Railfreight is a subsidiary of Eurotunnel, I could not ask this guy any questions in public because it would look as though I might be biased about that. But what I do for him in private is another matter altogether, obviously ... I was able to tell him in advance what he should say.” This seems to us improper, given Mr Yeo has declared that he has received £37,483 in the last 12 months from Eurotunnel SA. The public interest is, you will no doubt agree, best served by holding elected law makers to the highest standards. I urge you to proceed with an investigation using the evidence available. Yours sincerely,
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