Britain’s PM Sunak probed over wife’s shares in childcare agency

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is currently under investigation for failing to declare his wife’s shares in a childcare agency that was boosted by the Budget.

The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, Daniel Greenberg, on Thursday, launched the probe into shares the PM’s wife, Akshata Murty holds in the childcare agency, “Koru Kids.”

The rules require the British lawmakers to be open and frank in declaring any relevant interest in any proceeding of the House or its committees.

Sunak had faced demands to “come clean” about his family shares last month after being questioned by lawmakers on why the childcare policy favoured private firms.

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The prime minister, who appeared before the Liaison Committee, did not mention his wife’s shares in the firm, in which she has been listed as a shareholder on Companies House.

The government said on Monday Sunak would clarify how the matter was declared as a ministerial interest, rather than to the Commons.

“We are happy to assist the commissioner to clarify how this has been transparently declared as a ministerial interest,” a government spokesperson told journalists in London.

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