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Government ‘unable to locate’ note of Owen Paterson meeting with minister

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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