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02/07/2013 08:04 BST | Updated 02/07/2013 09:06 BST

Tim Yeo Lobbying Allegations: Police 'Liaising With Commons Authorities'

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 5: Tim Yeo, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport from Britain's Conservative Party speaks during day two of the Conservative Party Conference, on October 5, 2004 in Bournemouth, England. The Tory party is in great need of a confidence boost in the wake of a heavy defeat in the Hartlepool by-election, in which they finished fourth behind Labour, the Lib Dems and the United Kingdom Independence party. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Police are "liaising closely" with the Commons authorities over lobbying allegations against Tory MP Tim Yeo.

Scotland Yard said it was in touch with the parliamentary commissioner for standards, but the case had not been referred for criminal investigation.

Yeo stepped aside as chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee last month after being accused of using his position to further business interests.

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Tory MP Tim Yeo has resigned as chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

He has asked the commissioner to probe claims that he broke rules by offering "coaching" on how to present evidence to the committee, and insisted he expects to be cleared.

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A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We are liaising closely with the relevant parliamentary authorities."

However, the spokesman stressed the case had not been referred to police for investigation.