Public Affairs: committee calls in MPs with big business links

The public administration select committee was this week due to hear from three MPs with close links to big business.

The committee called Labour's Ian McCartney, Tory John Greenway and Liberal Democrat Nick Harvey to appear on Thursday morning, shortly after PRWeek went to press.

McCartney, a former trade and industry minister, is paid £115,000 a year for advising Fluor, one of the world's largest nuclear companies.

The US multinational is currently bidding for a £5bn contract to run Sellafield, Britain's biggest nuclear site.

According to the House of Commons Register of Members' Interests, Greenway receives up to £10,000 for his role as a 'consultant to the Tote, providing advice on public policy in relation to horseracing'.

He has also registered up to £15,000 in fees for his work with the Institute of Insurance Brokers.

Meanwhile, former PR man Harvey receives up to £10,000 from PR agency Trimedia for being a 'communications strategies consultant'. for latest news from this week's session.

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