Admission follows Labour motion seeking to force government to disclose details of call between MP, Lord Bethell and Randox
The formal note of a meeting between a minister, the healthcare firm Randox and the MP Owen Paterson has been lost, the government has said.
Paterson resigned as a backbencher this month after he was found to have lobbied on behalf of Randox, which paid him more than £100,000 a year and which also secured contracts during the pandemic. Randox has said lobbying played no role in the awarding of the contracts.
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