SUDAN WATCH: UK Foreign Office minister Malloch-Brown to stand down

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

UK Foreign Office minister Malloch-Brown to stand down

A FOREIGN Office minister announced last night that he is to step down this summer for "personal and family reasons".

Lord Malloch-Brownsaid he still "greatly admired" Gordon Brown and his decision had "nothing to do with the political situation".

In a statement, he added: "I have always said that I would not do this job forever. And I have strong personal and family reasons for moving on at this time."

During his tenure in the Foreign Office, Lord Malloch-Brown attracted controversy, not least over his occupation of a grace-and-favour home in Whitehall. There were also persistent rumours of tensions with his direct boss, Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

It also emerged last night that all MPs have been invited by HM Revenue and Customs to discuss their tax affairs with officials in the wake of the revelations about their expenses.

Dave Hartnett, the department's permanent secretary for tax, also signalled that several would be required to discuss their position following the public disclosures. Source: Scotsman report, 08 July 2009 - Minister steps down 'for personal reasons' 

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