Hunt faces investigation
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to be investigated by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner over claims he failed to register donations from media firms.
The move comes after Labour MP Steve McCabe wrote to Sir John Lyon, asking him to investigate a possible failure by Mr Hunt to properly register a financial interest.
It concerns meetings organised by private companies between July 2009 and March 2010, when Mr Hunt and his deputy Ed Vaizey were in opposition.
Mr Vaizey stated in his entry in the register of interests that he and Mr Hunt attended had attended eight sponsored events between July 2009 and March 2010.However, Mr Hunt did not declare the meetings against his name in the register. He has subsequently claimed that he attended only three of the eight meetings.
Labour has already demanded the resignation of Mr Hunt, arguing that his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's News International was too close at a time when he was overseeing the company's attempt to take over broadcaster BSkyB.
Meanwhile a key former aide to Boris Johnson has been recruited as head of News International's communications team. Guto Harri, who is also a former BBC journalist, intends to use the post to "combat hysteria".