Sir Alex Allan’s report on investigation under the Ministerial Code

Sir Alex Allan’s report into allegations that Baroness Warsi had breached the ministerial code.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Report on investigation under the Ministerial Code (pdf, 87kb)

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Sir Alex Allan wrote to the Prime Minister to report on his investigation under the Ministerial Code.

Commenting on the report published today by Sir Alex Allan, the Prime Minister said:

I asked Sir Alex Allan to look into allegations that Baroness Warsi had breached the ministerial code. He has reported back to me and I am satisfied with the conclusion he has reached that at no point did she use her office for any personal financial gain. He found that while there was a breach of the code it was a minor one for which Baroness Warsi has already apologised. Baroness Warsi is a great asset in building our reputation overseas and representing the British Government abroad in her role as Minister without Portfolio.

Minister without Portfolio Baroness Warsi said:

I have always maintained that I have never misused my ministerial office for personal or financial gain. The allegations on this matter were untrue and unsubstantiated and I am pleased that Sir Alex Allan’s report has confirmed that. The last month has been a difficult time for me and my family and I am pleased I can now move on from this period and get on with the job that I am privileged to do.

Published 27 June 2012