Jonathan Aitken given parliamentary pass despite jail sentence

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Exclusive: former minister convicted of perjury had grace-and-favour Westminster access

The former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken was awarded a grace-and-favour parliamentary pass despite the House of Commons claiming that ex-MPs jailed for more than a year were ineligible.

The passes allow former MPs unaccompanied access to the parliamentary estate even after they have ceased to serve their constituencies.

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