Lord Laird: “I have not broken any rules. However, I have referred the situation to the appropriate authorities.” Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Lord Laird said yesterday he had “not broken any rules” following cash for access allegations.“I did not agree to act as a paid advocate in any procee(...)

Ulster Unionist Lord Laird has denied breaching parliamentary rules as the Westminster lobbying controversy extended to the House of Lords. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Lord Laird has resigned the Ulster Unionist whip pending an inquiry into allegations he broke parliamentary rules.The peer is alleged to have offered (...)