Nadhim Zahawi says ‘confident I acted properly’ as Sunak asks ethics adviser to investigate tax case – live

LIVE – Updated at 12:43 Latest updates: PM says ‘clearly questions need answering’ amid revelations Zahawi paid penalty to settle tax dispute while in

cabinet. Labour to use Commons urgent question to demand answers on Nadhim Zahawi and Richard Sharp 12:43 The Nadhim Zahawi and Richard Sharp controversies

should both get an airing in the Commons this afternoon, because Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, has tabled an urgent question, which has been granted, combining both. She

is asking for a Cabinet Office minister to make a statement “on his department’s processes for vetting ministerial appointments and managing conflicts of interest”. We

don’t know yet who is replying, but it is likely to be Jeremy Quin, the paymaster general. The UQ will be at 3.30pm. After it is over, there will be another, tabled by Ed

Miliband, the shadow secretary for climate change and net zero, on energy companies forcing families to accept pre-payment meters.   12:38 The Liberal Democrats

say that if Rishi Sunak is not prepared to sack Nadhim Zahawi, at least he should suspend him pending the inquiry by the ethics adviser. In a statement Daisy Cooper, the party’s

deputy leader, said: The gear-change from ‘nothing to see here’ to ordering a major ethics investigation in just a few days, puts Sunak’s own judgment in the

spotlight once again.