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Werritty quizzed in Fox inquiry

Liam Fox's close friend Adam Werritty has been interviewed by officials looking into allegations surrounding links between them.

Sources close to the inquiry said a conversation between Mr Werritty and Cabinet Office officials has taken place at an undisclosed location away from Whitehall.

Dr Fox apologised to Parliament on Monday for allowing lines between his personal and ministerial life to become "blurred" after it emerged that he met Mr Werritty 40 times over the past 18 months in the Ministry of Defence and during visits abroad.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the Defence Secretary had made "serious mistakes" and asked the UK's top civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell, to join an inquiry into their links.

Dr Fox's political career may depend on whether the inquiry finds that Mr Werritty benefited financially from their links.

Questions were mounting over Mr Werritty's financial affairs, as The Times reported that his three known consultancies have earned him little more than £20,000 in four years.