Sep 3, 2017

MPs declare sports and bookies as most common donors

Sports and betting companies top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality. Campaigners for tighter rules on gambling said companies could use hospitality to lobby MPs not to change rules on fixed odds betting terminals. MPs are required to declare any gifts, benefits and hospitality over a value of £300. Altogether, the group of companies donated £7,475-worth of hospitality to four MPs, Conservatives Philip Davies, Laurence Robertson and Thérèse Coffey and Labour's Conor McGinn. The total does not include any gifts or hospitality worth less than £300 as MPs do not have to declare this.

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