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Fresh crisis for Prescott.

The threat of a parliamentary investigation was today hanging over Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott following his disclosure that he met an American billionaire bidding to turn the Millennium Dome into a supercasino on seven separate occasions.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Sir Philip Mawer, confirmed last night that he was considering a complaint from shadow culture secretary Hugo Swire that Mr Prescott failed to declare a stay at the tycoon's ranch. And there were rumblings of discontent on the Labour backbenches, with one former minister urging Mr Prescott to consider his position.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2006
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