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MP apologises for non-mention of health firm interest

Conservative MP and ministerial aide Mark Simmonds has apologised for failing to make clear an interest when speaking in favour of the NHS shake-up.

The Boston and Skegness MP, 47, is parliamentary private secretary to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

The MPs’ register of interest shows he is paid £50,000 a year as a strategic adviser to Circle Healthcare.

Mr Simmonds told MPs he wanted to apologise for “inadvertently” failing to declare his interest.

Read more at BBC Health.

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