It seems Tory MP Greg Hands has been implicated in charging for access to the Houses of Parliament. As disgraced Tory Jonathan Sayeed discovered, being linked to an organisation collecting a fee for a tour of the “mother of all parliaments” can land you in a whole lot of trouble. Indeed, the Speaker’s website states clearly that third parties should not benefit financially:
“MPs can sponsor tours of Parliament for constituents who would like to visit. Tours are given to constituents free of charge, and must NOT be sold for profit to third parties.”
So what were Imperial College Conservative Students doing charging an admission fee for a tour “with Greg Hands”?
The sums may be smaller than Sayeed but it Hands is still party to an arrangement whereby a Conservative campaign organisation profits from access to the parliamentary estate.
Come on, freshers! A fiver for a Hands-job?