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Lex Greensill had no contract for No 10 job, MPs are told

Officials ‘surprised and puzzled’ by lack of paperwork for failed banker at centre of lobbying scandal

A failed financier at the centre of a Downing Street lobbying scandal had no contract to work for the government despite spending years inside No 10 under David Cameron, a committee of MPs has been told.

Lex Greensill had a desk and a security pass to gain access to the prime minister’s offices, senior civil servants told MPs. But officials disclosed on Monday that he was neither a civil servant nor a special adviser and they could find no contracts for Greensill’s three years in Whitehall.

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