Ex-Hertfordshire MEP will not face charges in 'Fees' row

PUBLISHED: 06:55 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

Lord Truscott

Lord Truscott

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire who was embroiled in a row over a willingness to assist in changing the law for cash will not be subjected to a criminal investigation. Peter Truscott, 49, who lived in Welwyn in the 90s, represented the county in the

A FORMER Labour MEP for Hertfordshire who was embroiled in a row over a willingness to assist in changing the law for cash will not be subjected to a criminal investigation.

Peter Truscott, 49, who lived in Welwyn in the 90s, represented the county in the European Parliament from 1994 to 1999.

Claims in the Sunday Times newspaper put Lord Truscott at the centre of allegations that, together with three other Labour peers, he offered to help make amendments to legislation in return for thousands of pounds in fees.

A spokesman for Metropolitan Police said yesterday (Wednesday) they had met Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, leader of the House of Lords, to discuss the allegations.

He added: "We will not undertake a criminal inquiry into any of the allegations raised.

"Should any further evidence or information come to light then clearly we will be under a duty to review this decision."

Lord Truscott had denied any wrong-doing.

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