Former Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly lobbied then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in 2017 to secure government approval for a $1 billion Chinese investment deal.
Mr Cameron — who has recently been embroiled in a lobbying scandal involving government contracts secured during the Chinese coronavirus crisis for Greensill Capital — has been revealed to have allegedly used his government connections to gain approval for an investment pact with Chinese partners.
In 2017, Cameron held a meeting with Chancellor Hammond to discuss the formation of the $1 billion (£718 million) UK-China Fund, of which the former Tory prime minister was set to become the vice-chairman, according to correspondence obtained by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
The meeting came just 15 months after Mr Cameron resigned following his defeat in the Brexit referendum.
Current rules forbid former prime ministers from lobbying the government for two years. However, as