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Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, has today written to David Cameron with questions over the appointment of Ian Livingston, the outgoing Chief Executive of BT, as a government trade minister following reports suggesting he may have unprecedented conflicts of interest over his multimillion-pound stake in BT.

Jon Trickett MP, said:

“David Cameron has serious questions to answer about his new trade minister. If Ian Livingston is going to take decisions about the telecommunications sector as part of his new role while holding as much as £20 million in BT shares, then that clearly raises a major conflict of interest. David Cameron needs to explain whether Ian Livingston's BT shareholding is a breach of the Ministerial Code.”

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