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Monday, October 23, 2006

Howard called as witness in cash for peerages

In a statement tonight, Mr Howard said: "In response to a request from the police, I agreed to be interviewed by them in connection with their inquiries into nominations for peerages.

"The police emphasised that they wanted to interview me as a witness and that I was not under suspicion of having committed any criminal offence.

"The interview was not conducted under caution. It took place this morning at my home in London."

The move has heightened speculation that Tony Blair will also be interviewed. So far there have been three arrests made in relation to Labour's alleged sale of peerages for party funds, with aides close to the Prime Minister amongst those questioned under caution.

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