Election '97: Cash-for-questions row Tory adopted in secret
Wednesday 09 April 1997
In evidence to the Downey inquiry Mr Brown admitted that he accepted pounds 6,000 to lobby on behalf of a tobacco company in 1988 and 1989 to allow an oral tobacco product, Skoal Bandits, to be allowed into Britain, without it in the Register of Members' Interests. He also admitted not telling ministers about his backing from the firm, United States Tobacco. At Monday's meeting, he won over doubters by apologising for accepting the money and for not declaring it to the Inland Revenue until the payments became public knowledge in 1996.
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