Tuesday, March 31 2009
George Osborne has said that Lord Myners must resign unless he can prove the account he gave of his role in Sir Fred Goodwin’s pension was correct.
This comes after the former RBS chairman Sir Tom McKillop alleged that Lord Myners knew the full details of Sir Fred Goodwin's pension, despite Lord Myners claiming otherwise in front of the Treasury Select Committee.
George, the Shadow Chancellor, told the House of Commons, “This afternoon a letter has been published by the former chairman of RBS to the Treasury Select Committee saying that the evidence that Treasury Minister Lord Myners gave to the Select Committee was not an accurate account of how much the Government knew about the size of Sir Fred Goodwin’s pension.”
“In other words, while the Prime Minister was pretending to be angry about the Goodwin pension, his handpicked Minister knew about it all along. Does the Chancellor agree with me that unless Lord Myners can, by the end of the day, prove that what he told the Treasury Select Committee was true, he has to resign?”
In response, Alistair Darling acknowledged the letter from Sir Tom McKillip had been published and promised to “consider it and respond to it”.
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