Boris Johnson fails to answer Arcuri questions, says London Assembly


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Boris Johnson spoke at four of Jennifer Arcuri’s events in London when he was mayor

Boris Johnson is under fire for failing to provide details of his contacts with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri to a London Assembly inquiry.

The PM responded to the assembly’s request for information on Tuesday.

But the assembly said the letter it received – marked “confidential and not for publication” – did not answer any of its questions.

Mr Johnson denies claims of a conflict of interest over his friendship with Ms Arcuri when he was London mayor.

The assembly had asked for details and a timeline of all contact between the pair, including private text messages and emails.

A London Assembly spokeswoman told the BBC the letter “doesn’t answer any of the questions we asked”, adding: “I can’t understand why it is labelled confidential.”

The assembly is now seeking legal advice over whether members of its oversight committee can discuss the contents of the letter at their meeting next week.

In a statement, Len Duvall,

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