Greer broadside at lobby rivals

Ian Greer, the lobbyist at the centre of the cash-for-questions affair, claims that at least one other lobbying company made commission payments to MPs.

Ian Greer, the lobbyist at the centre of the cash-for-questions

affair, claims that at least one other lobbying company made commission

payments to MPs.



In his book published this week, One Man’s Word, Greer says: ’It was

usual practice for lobbyists to pay introductory fees to each other

during the 1980s - although our rivals have gone very mute on this

point.’



’As for paying commissions to MPs for introductions of business,

although the practice has now stopped, I believe one other lobbying firm

did it during the 1980s’.



Later Greer accuses competitors of conspiring against him saying: ’Many

began briefing the press against us’.



Greer says he made a genuine mistake when he told a Select Committee in

1990 he had made three commission payments to Sir Michael Grylls, which

the MP failed to declare. In fact there were six.



Greer is now running a new company - International Government Relations.



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