Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley
March 24, 2021
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had no knowledge that former Prime Minister David Cameron lobbied Downing Street officials to help collapsed supply chain financier Greensill Capital secure state-backed loans.
The Financial Times reported that Cameron lobbied the government to increase the company’s access to COVID-19 loan schemes, months before the finance company collapsed.
“That is news to me. But, any such contacts or whatever will, of course, be registered in the proper way,” Johnson told a parliamentary committee when asked about the report.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Andrew MacAskill)