Laing attacks Cable over Murdoch situation
Speaking during the debate on the Culture Secretary and the Ministerial Code, Eleanor Laing points out that Jeremy Hunt would never had been put in the position of being responsible for the decision on BSkyB if the decision hadn’t had to be removed from the Business Secretary.
Mrs Laing: Is my right hon. Friend aware that if the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills had not acted irresponsibly and unprofessionally in the first place, thus losing the right to make this important decision, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, who was previously unprepared to take such a decision, would not have been put in this difficult position?
Mr Foster: The hon. Lady makes a factually correct point: if the Business Secretary had not had the responsibility removed from him, it would not have gone to my right hon. Friend the Culture Secretary.